Leigh Towler

Direct Payments Advisor

As part of the Direct Payment Support Service my role is to support people who receive a Direct Payment from the local authority to organise their own care. This could be by assisting them through the process of recruiting and employing their own Personal Assistants or by supporting to contract with a care provider. We support with putting together budgets based on the funding allocated by the local authority and making sure people are acting within employment law. We also assist and support social workers with any queries they may have.

Something not many people know about me:
I am a huge Newcastle United supporter and I have a season ticket to watch them play at St James park.