There are a number of different ways a relative or family member can help you with your direct payment.
If you have your Direct Payment paid to you, but you need some help to pay invoices or setting up standing orders, a relative can help you with these and similar tasks but you still remain in control of your Direct Payment. This person is known as a Direct Payment main contact. This means that you are happy for Sheffield City Council to discuss your Direct Payment with this person.
If you need more support to manage your Direct Payment, you could ask a family member or a friend to manage your Direct Payment on your behalf. This person would be known as a Nominated Agent. This person will receive your Direct Payment on your behalf and will manage it for you.
They would be responsible for ensuring any bills or invoices for your care and support were paid correctly and on time.
They would also be responsible for maintaining records on how your Direct Payment was spent and keeping receipts if needed. They would also be required to submit requested information for auditing purposes. They will receive guidance and support with this if required.