This issue is throwing up safeguarding issues for yourself too Samina. Discuss the whole matter again with your GP, hold nothing back. Also, do you have a local carers group as some provide advocacy support. You should not be going through this alone and all that is happening now is, that you are al...
Problem lies in that all govt parties have continuously swept these problems under the carpet for yrs. Same as with CA. They have known the issues that need addressed for as long as I can remember. Now that so called carpet cannot be used to hide any further 'dirt'. Yet again, more discussions, Gree...
Add in the ( sometimes ) difficult to get PiP, which can at times be a passport to CA, how long before numbers of CA recipients is reduced and we hear the words... ' cost effective' .... to amalgamate it in with a different benefit. We went through that one when it was suggested in 2008, that they m...
Debbie, Contact the person that did your assessment and ask for FULL clarification. Usually in our area the support was given once a year unless any money was left in the pot, then they would ask carers to apply again. However, there has been no money left over for quite some time now. If your suppo...
Hi Thank you for replying. My mum gets direct payments and has to contribute towards the cost of the care she receives at home. I was told the most that she would have to contribute would not be more than £50 per week. She is under the £12,000 amount so is entitled to help. She is only paying £19.0...
Send a copy of your JSA letter in to Carers Allowance unit and ask them to clarify when you will receive payment. Also phone them tomorrow and ask for update. Make a note of time of call and person you speak to.

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Chris, I don't want to go too far off topic re your thread and CA, but I would be more for changing most of the eligibility criteria rather than just a rise. A real ( so called ) reform of the benefit. As we move forward, and this all clashes with social care more, the situation is going to get far ...
Makes you wonder as time moves forward if the £ always going to come 1st. I know there have to be checks etc to see that everything in place is right at that time but at what long term cost. 1. I know of some carers that have waited over 6 months to get a carers assessment done. In fact some are don...
Whilst any increase that will benefit some carers is a 'start', how many years before we would see another action. My concern is who will have the bottle to reform the benefit so it will benefit most/all carers. Past, and present governments, have continuously ignored the plight of carers, a group o...
First of all I want to say hi to everyone. Last 12 months have been horrendous for me and time here only been odd few minutes, a few times a week. ( Will post an update later ) Today I have managed to spend a few hours reading the forum, and your posts have once again shown how much support can be ...