We work with organisations to provide a Help and Support service that is free to our students and their parents and carers. Some of these services include Citizens Advice meetings, ISF and direct payments.

Direct Payments

This is one of the ways that you can choose to use your personal budget. The Council will pay your Personal Budget into your bank account. You can then arrange your own care and support needs that have been agreed in your support plan. Most people choose this Direct Payment option if they want to employ their own carers.

Individual Service Fund (ISF)

This is one of the ways that you can choose to use your personal budget. The Council will pay your Personal Budget to an organisation such as Pennine Magpie. The organisation will then arrange your care and support needs that have been agreed in your support plan.

Pennine Magpie has qualified staff that can help you with your Financial Package that has been allocated to you by the Council. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss payments, then phone us on 01422 383550.

Citizens Advice Calderdale

We have a member of the Citizens Advice Calderdale team who joins us one day a week. This is to provide help and support to students or parents and carers. You can get support with filling in forms, welfare benefits issues, money problems, budgeting, housing issues and how to maximise your income. Appointments can be made at our main reception desk or you can phone 01422 383550.

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