You must ensure you are clear on what funding you receive and that it fully covers the cost of your care/support. As a guide, you should always have 4-6 weeks worth of funding left in your account at any given time. If you fall below this, you should consider investigating the reason why so you can resolve the matter ASAP. We have created a factsheet to help you with this:
If you are concerned about managing direct payments yourself there are other options to allow people to support you with this. We have created a factsheet to help you with this:
We have created a guide to Payroll and a guide to Supported Accounts to help you think about managing your money and paying your staff, these are below.
We have created several factsheets in relation to payroll, these cover setting up and running your own payroll and using Equal Lives Payroll Service. Please remember there are other accredited providers offering payroll services and you can find out more about their services from them directly,you can find their details on your accredited provder list from Norfolk County Council. When a payroll is run for your staff their wages including any tax and national insurance is worked out based on the hours they have worked for you. The factsheets we have created explain about what a payroll is in more depth and are available for you to download below:
Coming soon factsheet regarding Transferring from using Equal Lives’ Payroll Service to running your own Payroll
We have created several factsheets in relation to Supported Accounts, these cover setting up and managing your own bank account, or using Equal Lives Support Account Service to hold your money. Please remember there other accredited providers offering supported account services and you can find out more about their services from them directly, you can find their details on your accredited provder list from Norfolk County Council.The factsheets we have created are available for you to download below: