Review Meeting - what to expect?

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I've contacted the advise line a couple of times now and they have been fantastic, have put my mind at ease.

After the OT mentioned that things have been a lot clearer for me, I'm going to actively find out what I should be entitled to and ask for it. At the end of the day I love my husband very much but I do need respite. I appreciate that it's not going to be easy to find a unit but something needs to be done to find a remedy to the situation.
Thank you for sharing your situation with the forum.
So had a really interesting review meeting with social worker and manager of support company .... this suggestion never even entered my head prior to the meeting as all the medical experts (consultants, specialist nurses, GP, consultant psychologists) all tell me that 12 hours 1:1 support isn't enough for us. I can't believe I'm even saying this BUT the support manager was suggesting that the company reduce the support they offer us to 5 hours per week (1 hour per day). If anything I was expecting that if anyone it would be the social worker who might have said this trying to reduce care costs.

Social worker shot support manager down in flames, given that my husband has been with their company over a year now and this is the first time I've even spoken to the manager, its pretty poor. It's all very well looking at a written case file about someone and making decisions based on that but if you can be bothered to come and visited that person then how on earth can you make a decision in that person's best interest. I never really had a high opinion of him anyway!

Anyway the outcome is that the company have been told that the support hours Will remain the same, with provision that if I feel I need more support it will be reviewed, they have also been told that they must provide support for me to my medical appointments! (that's all I wanted!)
That sounds a result.
It is for now BB, until next review in 12 months :-)
Sounds favourable to me. Don't concern yourself just yet with next year's review.