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Kallum Garbett How Direct Payments have helped me…. About me…. My name is Kallum Garbett I am 18 years old and I live at home with my Mom and Dad I have a learning disability and Autism I go to the Glasshouse College I have learned how to make and decorate glass

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Kallum garbett how direct payments have helped me

Kallum Garbett

How Direct Payments have helped me…


About me
About me…

  • My name is Kallum Garbett

  • I am 18 years old and I live at home with my Mom

    and Dad

  • I have a learning disability and Autism

  • I go to the Glasshouse College

  • I have learned how to make

    and decorate glass

  • I am very interested in

    local history

  • I need support

    with lots of things...


How i got a direct payment
How I got a Direct Payment

  • My Social Worker, Daniel did an assessment, finding

    out what I need support with

  • We agreed what Mom and Dad could help with

  • He worked out how much money I could have to meet the

    rest of my needs

  • We agreed a plan – who would help with what

  • Dad and I opened a Building Society account and the money gets paid in

  • We employed Abi, my Personal Assistant (she is now self employed)

  • Mom and Dad show the council how we spend the money

  • Daniel visits to see if we are getting on OK and how the Direct Payment has

    benefited me


Direct payments help with some of my support
Direct payments help with some of my support...


My personal assistant abi
My Personal Assistant, Abi

  • I see Abi on Monday evenings and in the college holidays

  • We go to museums, go for walks, go swimming, do cooking and visit friends

  • Abi supports me with: budgeting and using money, getting around on the bus, keeping safe, doing my laundry  and reassures me if I get anxious or worried

  • Abi is supporting me to go on holiday in the summer 

  • Abi has helped me overcome my fear of dogs


How i have benefited
How I have benefited…

  • Having a Direct Payment has helped me to:

  • Choose the person who supports me

  • Get the support when I need it

  • Keep occupied and do the activities that I enjoy

  • Learn new skills and keep safe

  • The Direct Payment pays for some of my support but my family, friends and tutors at college are also an important part of my circle of support

  • Thank you


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