Below are listed the current rates paid by each Health and Social Care Trust to Direct Payments users. 

For advice and a list of the costs you will need to cover using your Direct Payments and Self-Directed Support, contact your local Centre for Independent Living NI office.

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

This Trust comprises of the former North & West and South & East Belfast Health Trusts.

For Direct Payments

  •  £9.71 per hour

Sleep over:

  • £36.40 per night 

Employers Liability Insurance and payroll service fees will be paid additionally for direct payments users by the Trust.

For Self-Directed Support:                 

  • £11.21 per hour 

 South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

This Trust comprises of the former Down & Lisburn and Ulster Community & Hospitals Health Trusts.

For Direct Payments:

  • £9.97 per hour

Sleep over:   

  • £50.00 per night 

This Trust also pays for a payroll service (if required) and  for Employers Liability Insurance.

For Self-Directed Support:

This varies according to the hours awarded.

*Hours per week 

Both Employers Liability Insurance and payroll service fees have to be paid from the personal budget.

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

This Trust comprises of the former Armagh and Dungannon, Craigavon and Banbridge, and Newry and Mourne Health Trusts.

For Direct Payments

  • £11.05 per hour (Personal Care)
  • £8.96 per hour (Practical Support)
  • £7.74 per hour (Sitting Service)

Employers Liability Insurance has to be paid from the personal budget.

For Self-Directed Supportt

  • £10.79 

This Trust will give an additional £77 in the first year only on top of the above hourly rates to pay for Employers Liability Insurance has   

Western Health and Social Care Trust

This Trust comprises of the former Foyle and Sperrin & Lakeland Health Trusts.

For both Direct Payments and Self-Directed Support

  • £11.48 per hour

The first year’s Employers Liability insurance will be paid by the Trust

Payroll service fees and subsequent years’ insurance have to be paid from personal budget

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

This Trust comprises of the former Homefirst and Causeway Health Trusts.

For both Direct Payments & Self-Directed Support

  • £11.21 per hour

Please note that the cost of Employers Liability insurance now has to be budgeted within the hourly rate and will no longer be paid additionally.

Similarly payroll service fees have to be paid from the personal budget.