Payment cards as a means of managing a personal budget

Payment cards as a means of managing a personal budget

The Independent Living Strategy Group, In Control and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP), have published a document on the use of payment cards in social care.  It looks at how payment cards are being used by Local Authorities as a means of managing a personal budget and follows research undertaken by the Independent Living Strategy Group. The research identified significant variation in the way payment cards were being used across the country, and found examples of good and poor practice.

For more information and to download the guide visit the TLAP website.

Has your Local Authority offered you a choice of a pre payment card or bank account or have you been told that you have to use a pre payment card and not offered a choice?  The Independent Living Strategy Group are collecting examples of where a choice has not been provided or the pre-payment card is the default option.  Please let us know if this has happened to you.  Just email our Public Affairs Team with details of what you have been told with regard to the use of a pre-payment card as a means of managing a personal budget.