mike, I have merged your 2 topics to keep everything in the same place

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Each case is unique Mike as if you don't receive the qualifying benefits that can help passport you to help with council tax, you can be assessed based on income, especially if it is low. All councils have a support line that can assist you. They will also ask about any possible savings. Don't be af...
Social services were not great, when I explained that there’s no space for her here as a start they said I should get a bigger place. Which....hahahahaha! Help...please?? Do not let them make you feel pressurised in to doing something you already feel unable to do. Caring for someone can be a heavy...
Although each case will be unique as each couple/families income will differ, you would think councils would have some sort of tier system available. That way if you worked it out yourself and landed between certain monetary levels of income/savings/benefits, you would know whether worth applying. T...
Paul, you need proper legal advice in this matter. Many of us have various experiences of what has happened to us/those we love, but each case is unique. Leaving it to your daughter now can in itself cause problems further down the line if she is/was to get married and it did not work out. We cannot...
By time youth of today reach pension age, I don't see us having a state pension in place. Everything goes the privatisation route and no doubt this will be same.
Brandon, I have removed the names from your post above but left all of the rest intact. Just the way it was set out all of your family would have been to be able to be identified. The main details you posted remain exactly the same though. This ensures your privacy when seeking support. If you put y...
Some local authorities issue Carers cards, you should ring and ask. Primarily they are used in case of emergencies but some places accept them for discounts. You also have option of carrying the decision letter from DWP if you are receiving carers allowance. Some place accept that together with anot...
Well done

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Jeremy Hunt extends his brief to include social care
Hunt could now end up serving a longer stint as health secretary than Aneurin Bevan, after he rejected a move to business and instead took on more responsibility for social care.