Integration FAQs My partner gets a direct payment and needs support getting out of the house and into the community. He has been assessed for needing support to get out and about. He has a very important hospital appointment coming up soon for a biopsy, and he needs at least one PA to attend to assist him with his wheelchair transfers and also with communicating with the staff. We’ve been told by his social worker that we cannot use his direct payment to pay for this kind of support and if he needs help to attend health appointments, we have to get funding from the NHS. Is this true?