Hello! My name is Susan Lavender and I live in Leicestershire in the
UK. I use a direct payment to pay for the care and support I need.
Having control of my own money and the freedom to choose what to do has REALLY changed my life beyond recognition.
My website will help you to understand the benefits of direct payments:
1. The story of my journey from residential care, into the community and on to the direct payment scheme.
2. You will find information on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages to help answer questions like:
3. Pictures of some of the things I can do, now that I control my own money.
4. Links to a lot of organisations you might
Enjoy visiting and exploring this website.
I would like to say a special thanks to Morgan
Gleave for designing my website. Here is one of his designs drawn
for a wedding invitation.