Can an LA force direct payment budget holders to use a managed account?

That’s good news. There’s nothing wrong with pre-payment cards if that’s what a particular service user wants. But Perth and Kinross MAY NOT force them on people as a blanket policy. Social workers MUST (section 9 of 2013 Act) explain what a DP is to service users, but it seems this often does not happen, and indeed some social workers may not even understand what it is themselves. My social worker was a case in point, even though she is an excellent social worker in general.