This sounds like common sense is finally making an appearance. Let's hope the same soon applies for DLA/PIP claimants.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... -claimants
Simon - I don't think there is any need to leave the forum, it is a great place to vent, find support and advice. It was just that your post came across the wrong way, unintentionally I am sure.
Jenny - Simon said 'I live and work as a professional where what we call 'granny dumping' is not uncommon.' So I think it's quite clear that he included himself. Luckily, I do not have to care for someone with dementia so this is not a sensitive topic for me, but I have to say that I agree that I fe...
Eun - When my son was in hospital for nearly a year when he was 2ish we lost both DLA and CA, so I'm not sure why you think it doesn't happen to under-18s.

I hope Robert is doing well and making progress. And that he isn't going stir-crazy.

Emma
I've just come across this: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/attendence-allowance-abolished I have previously written to my MP about this topic, and she passed my enquiry on to Sajid Javid (Sec of State for Communities and Local Government. In his written response, which I received today, he s...
I've just come across this: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/carers-allowance-to-continue-to-be-paid-after-retirement-age It really is unforgivable that those on a pension, but who are still caring for someone should lose out on the pittance that is carers allowance. Please sign and pass on to...
My situation is slightly different as it is is my 6-year-old son who gets the CHC package, but it's mainly a formality, just going through the paperwork and seeing if anything (caree's needs etc) has changed. It's my understanding that there shouldn't be any reduction in provision if the care needs ...
Dear Helena I don't have any experience of this, but my gut feeling is that if you want to sit outside during the ceremony then that's what you should do. Funerals aren't for the dead, they are for the living, and if you don't feel that it would help you to be there then I think you should be free t...
Dear Sharon I'm no expert, but from what I understand you have to have mental capacity to make a POA. In this case it sounds like your FIL may not have full capacity, in which case the lawyer shouldn't go through with it. However, I'm not sure how you guard against it if the lawyer in question is un...
Is there any chance of requesting a different GP at the surgery? If you're unhappy with the one who's been handling your husband's case, you should be able to see someone else. Possibly try this before going private. You could always ask this second GP for a private referral. I'm keeping my fingers ...