Can someone else look after my Devon Card for me?
Posted on 8 July 2013
If the person who is eligible for direct payments does not have capacity to consent, their Devon Card must be looked after by what we call a ‘suitable person’ (please see Can someone without mental capacity have a Devon Card?).
If you have the mental capacity to have a Devon Card but you want someone else to look after your card and manage the associated finances on your behalf, you can appoint what we call a ‘nominated person’ to do this. However, it is important to remember that it is you who is accountable for how your direct payments money is spent.
A member of the Direct Payments team will be able to talk you through the options for getting help with your card.