At HomeCareDirect we’re passionate about the personalisation of care, and for over 10 years we’ve been supporting the rights of people to take control over their support at home.

HomeCareDirect is a national organisation that was established in 2003 because we recognised that people want to take greater control over how they receive their support and like to choose and organise their own personal assistant care team. Therefore, we’ve designed an all in one service that helps you to do just this.

We like to think of our service as a one stop shop for people looking to take control over their care at home and direct their own support, enabling you to focus on living your life, your way. Whether you’re receiving a Personal Budget, Direct Payment, Personal Health Budget or using your own funds, we believe that you should be at the centre of every decision made about your support.

Guide to directing your own support with HomeCareDirect

Managing your own care team and directing your own support can be a very daunting task – this is why we are here to make it as easy as possible. To help people to make the most of directing their own support we have produced a Third Party Guide to directing your own support with HomeCareDirect.

In the guide you can find information on how we will help you to direct your own support. You’ll also find some handy tips on how to manage your package to ensure it’s a success.

The guide will also help people to understand their responsibilities with regard to the management of your personal assistants and the safe provision of your care. It also identifies HomeCareDirects role and how we will support people to do this.

We have had some great feedback about how helpful this guide is for people using our third party services and we’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas so please get in touch with us at or call us on 0845 061 9000.