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The Community Care, Services for Carers and Children’s Services (Direct Payments) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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Conditions in respect of direct payments

7.—(1) A direct payment shall be subject to the condition that the service in respect of which it is made shall not be secured from a person mentioned in paragraph (2) unless —

(a)in the case of a relevant service mentioned in regulation 5(2)(a) or (b), the responsible authority are satisfied that securing the service from such a person is necessary to meet satisfactorily the prescribed person’s need for that service;

(b)in the case of a relevant service mentioned in regulation 5(2)(c), the responsible authority are satisfied that securing the service from such a person is necessary for promoting the welfare of the child in need.

(2) The persons are —

(a)the spouse of the prescribed person;

(b)a person who lives with the prescribed person as if his or her spouse;

(c)a person living in the same household as the prescribed person who is his or her —

(i)parent or parent-in-law;

(ii)son or daughter;

(iii)son-in-law or daughter-in-law;

(iv)stepson or stepdaughter;

(v)brother or sister;

(vi)aunt or uncle; or

(vii)grandparent;

(d)the spouse of any person falling within sub-paragraph (c) who lives in the same household as the prescribed person; and

(e)a person who lives with any person falling within sub-paragraph (c) as if that person’s spouse.

(3) Paragraph (2)(c)(ii) and (iii) do not apply in the case of a person mentioned in section 17A(2)(c) of the 1989 Act(1).

(4) A responsible authority may make a direct payment subject to such other conditions (if any) as they think fit.

(5) The conditions referred to in paragraph (4) may, in particular, require that the payee —

(a)must not secure the relevant service from a particular person;

(b)must provide such information to the responsible authority as they consider necessary in connection with the direct payment.

(1)

A disabled child aged 16 or 17 is the person mentioned in section 17A(2)(c).

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