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"A Right to live independently in own home" is a nice wish but who will provide and pay for the care these people need? Many need much more than 2 rushed 15 minute visits a day
Hanley We haven't heard from Amanda since (yet!) :( In your situation, me, I would meet the wife and/or kids. I would also make sure I was safe . I wouldn't' buy a car or hire a decorator without checking references and checking out a potential life partner is even more important. Even if it does pr...
Emma because he was in the army he should be able to get help through help for heroes, SAAFA or another similar organisation https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/ https://www.ssafa.org.uk/ Strange as it may seem you can do little to help him, he must learn to help himself. You just make sure he knows wh...
Hi Margaret A weekly net of £123 would very unlikely incur any income tax or NI contributions because it is well under the thresholds for those. (£240 and £166 respectivley) The only exception I can think of would be if you owed Income tax for previous years that is being repaid through your tax cod...
Carers allowance is paid into the account nominated by the person claiming it
https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

It is not part of Attendence allowance, but someone has to be claiming attendance allowance for their carer to be able to claim carers allownce
At 74 Mum won't change, so you will have to. Either you move out or you find other ways of coping. Counselling may help, but really i think you need your indepence and Mum needs to realise what life is like without you around all the time
Hi Wendy I too have a Mum (96) in a nursing home, but 200 miles away. I have just tonight booked yet another hotel for an overnight stay so I don't have to drive there and back in a day all for an hour or 2 with her where im not sure if she recognises me or not. I feel guilty that i moan about the c...
I too volunteer, but some of the stuff I do can be done from home. I am the treasurer of 3 local organisations so need to go to monthly meetings but rest is done at home at a time to suit me. I also go to dance classes and easy keep fit. I look after a friends dog regularly and like meeting people o...
Hi Monica Have you downloaded the PDF from LEEDS.gov https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Help%20to%20pay%20your%20non-residential%20social%20care%20and%20support%20costs.pdf Please be aware, one very important sentence in here is From April 2019, no one has to pay more than £453.00 per week no matter how...
And of course we all forget to tell you that with a diagnosis of dementia you/he can claim discount off council tax! It's about the only positive to a diagnosis