UPDATE 15/10/20 - Important Payroll Information Re: COVID-19 

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A Direct Payment is a payment that allows you to organise care services yourself, enabling you to choose the services that are appropriate.

Some people use the money to buy care from an agency whilst others will directly employ their own staff.

The Sefton Direct Payments Team are based at Sefton Carers Centre, 27-37 South Road, Waterloo, L22 5PE, and offer a range of support services to enable people to manage a direct payment.

The aim of a Direct Payment is to give more choice in how services are provided to individuals who are assessed as eligible for Social Care support. 

If you would like more information please contact us on 0151 288 6071 or via our contact page. Further information can also be found via Sefton Council at: 


COVID-19 Information for Direct Payment recipients

COVID-19 Testing Programme for Personal Care Assistants

COVID-19 Advice for Direct Payment recipients - who employ Personal Assistants

COVID-19 Advice for Direct Payment recipients - who do not directly employ Personal Assistants

Payroll Information March 2020

Dedicated App for Social Care Workers 


COVID-19 Testing for Personal Assistants 

Personal Assistants COVID-19 rapid Lateral Flow testing guidance 

Personal Assistants COVID-19 testing flyer

Personal Assistants CODVID-19 testing FAQS


Antibody Testing for Personal Care Assistants

Antibody Testing Information

Antibody Test Consent Form

Joining Instructions - Sefton

Antibody Test - FAQ

Personal Protective Equipment

COVID-19 Putting on and removing PPE (Video)

A visual guide to safe PPE (PDF)

NHS how to wash your hands (Video & Pictures)

Technical Specifications for Personal Protective Equipment

What PPE to wear and when - an illustrative guide


Direct Payments Payroll Service

If you are an employer that uses our payroll service and wish to inform us of any changes to your personal assistants then please download and complete the relevant form(s) below:



New starter and Payroll amendment forms on the

Payroll page, please click for more Payroll information.


General Direct Payment information page, please click

the link above for more about Direct Payments.


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Sefton Carers Centre is a registered charity in England and Wales, No: 1050808

Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England, No: 3124430