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Carers UK Forum • Carers needing to stay with cared-for person & the law
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Carers needing to stay with cared-for person & the law

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:03 pm
by Pat_19031
I was caught out by the 52 week caring away from home rule a few years ago because of having to let one person I care for stay in my council home for safety and because of issues directly related to their disabilities, while caring for the other (elderly) person I care for in their home.
Can Carers UK challenge this rule? I had absolutely no choice.
Now I am constantly stressed because I worry that because I need to stay with with my elderly rellie much of the time, (not all the time), this will be frowned on by local council, as I cannot always be at my council home. What are my rights as a carer with no control over such events?

Re: Carers needing to stay with cared-for person & the law

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:06 pm
by Melly1
Hi Pat,

I suggest you contact the helpline
Our telephone Helpline is available on 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm or you can contact us by email (advice@carersuk.org)
Melly1

Re: Carers needing to stay with cared-for person & the law

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:26 pm
by Michael Carers UK
Hello Pat

Thanks for posting this question about your rights as a carer. One of our advisers will answer the question on 25 November, but as Melly1 says, if you would rather not wait until then you could contact our helpline at advice@carersuk.org

Wishing you well

Michael