Choice and Control in Adult Social Care

Support Equal Lives can offer you once you've decided how you'd like to receive social care

Direct Payments and Individual Service Funds


If you're eligible for Adult Social Care, you will have a choice of whether to arrange that support yourself or choose for the local authority to arrange the care for you. 

It may seem like the easiest option to have the Council organise this care on your behalf - but this can take away some of your independence. Choosing to opt for a Direct Payment or an Individual Service Fund, means you have a lot more choice and control in what your support looks like. 

The type of support you receive should be individual to you - and you should be in control. That's why we recommend people receiving Adult social Care opt to organise it themselves, and why we offer services that support you to do just that. 

We understand that the thought of employing your own personal assistant, for example, can seem like a daunting task and something you might not feel confident to do. 

We can help with that. 

We offer a payroll and employment package that can help you be a good employer, find the right person to help you with your care, and manage the payroll - ensuring you're following best practise and the law. 


Using a service like this can mean you get to choose the carers that come into your home, set a job description so you can decide what care and support you need, and means you can set the hours that work for you. 


Payroll Services 


If you're based in Norfolk, you can use our payroll services. We run payroll on a four-weekly basis for people who employ their own personal assistant/s. 

To find out more about this service please fill in a contact form or email us. Alternatively, call us on 01508 491 222. 

Contact Form

Email the Payroll Team


If you are using our payroll services click here for helpful resources.