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Purple DPSS - the new name for Purple!

From 1st October 2023, the direct payment services provided by Purple will be trading as Purple Direct Payment Support Service, a new identity encapsulating our history as well as the services we offer.


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🗓️Thurrock online relaunch event : Tuesday 14th May 10am-11am

Purple Direct Payment Support Service is hosting an introduction to the service and team on Microsoft Teams for Thurrock Direct Payment holders and representatives. Please come along to meet our Thurrock team members, learn more about the service and how we support Thurrock Direct Payment holders, in addition to having the opportunity to ask questions about the service.




Details to join the Microsoft Teams call on Tuesday 14th May at 10am (no registation required):



Click here to join the Microsoft Teams call on Tuesday 14th May at 10am


Meeting ID: 313 152 349 771

Passcode: nZaJF9




Please note this online event is covering an introduction to our Thurrock Direct Payment Support Service only, this session is for Direct Payment holders and representatives. Admission to the online event will begin at 10am on Tuesday 14th May. We are hosting separate relaunch introductions for Thurrock practitioners and enterprises.


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Purple Match - the new name for PA Recruitment!

Purple Match is dedicated to supporting Direct Payment Holders who employ their own PAs, keeping you informed about the role and responsibility of being an employer as well as advice and guidance about recruiting and retaining PAs.

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Access resources to manage your Direct Payment

Every local authority can offer money instead of arranging services for those who are eligible. When a council gives someone money in this way it is known as a Direct Payment.

Direct Payments are payments made to a disabled person (or a representative of their choosing) into a bank account or prepaid card. The aim of Direct Payments is to give people more choice, greater flexibility and more control over the support they receive.

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