I've heard you say many times that you're better than no one and no one is better than you.

- Bob Dylan

Instream Partnership

Registered office:
1 Belfield Lane
Rochdale OL16 3AY

T: 01706 642 196
M: 07950 107 307

Email: office@instream.org.uk

Company number: 4713078



Instream Partnership was established in March 2003 by Luke Travis and Gary Nield and our aim was to support people with their Direct Payments and other funding.

After many years of using Direct Payments and Personal Assistants, we know the problems people face when choosing to manage their own funding and support.

Our work involves assisting people to manage their funding of Individualised Budget, Personal Health Budgets (PHB), and Direct Payments.  

We are based in the North West of England and work across the UK running seminars, conferences and training events promoting Independence, choice and control.

We have a Database of Personal Assistance which is a useful tool when assisting our clients to find the right PA, as we believe for many people the key to independence is having the right Personal Assistants.

We realised, from our own experience, that Direct Payments are a great move forward for people with a disability to become more independent and take more control over their support. However the management around employing Personal Assistants, dealing with employment issues and managing their funding can be daunting to some people, so we decided to offer our support.

Since 1996 Gary, (who has Muscular Dystrophy) has managed his own funding and Personal Assistants. He became the first person in Rochdale to receive a Direct Payment and was instrumental in setting up their Direct Payment scheme. His 1st Personal Assistant, Luke Travis, started working with him in 1996 and over the years they have assisted many people to access funding and employ personal assistants.

We offer assistance in all matters arising from employing personal assistants and management of funding, whether the funding is from Individualised Budgets, Direct Payments, PHB (Personal Health Budgets), and Access to work.  We can customise our support to the individual needs and can support people on high level of support or low level support.

Some of the services we offer:

Telephone advice line 9am to 9pm - 7 days a week

Assisting with recruitment of Personal Assistants and all matters relating to their employment including Contracts, staff handbooks, staff training, rotas, supervision, and payroll.

Bank Management of funding, including budgets and costings.

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