Carers' Assessments?

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MrsAverage wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:32 pm
I think the carers assessment should look at helping you access work or education
I wouldn't be able to work outside if I wasn't a carer as there are too many kinds of work I can't do.This is why I choose to work from home. I would only do on-line courses and all the advanced ones start at around £200.
I had the same problem just under 20 years ago ... and the rules have NOT changed.

Caree and carer attend / both studying the same course ... carer needed to ensure caree attends.

No effect on caree's benefits situation ... carer would lose their Carers Allowance.

The 21 HOUR RULE thread ... link posted earlier ... goes into greater detail.

Funny old world ... it ain't !
Hello,

As Chris said a postcode lottery and I have to say the various documentation and references to the care act are almost an elaborate ploy at this stage for government/civil servants to point towards and say "but we do all this" when really it has dissolved into farce in terms of what they actually do in the real world.

Same position as you, had a visit which was less than 5 minutes, the outcome of which no paperwork, support plan, or follow up interaction with them at all. Most of the visit was them spent explaining that I could not get any help. Seemed more interested in who the house belonged to.

Complaints procedure is long and arduous, of which I have several because of the way I have been treated.
The only time they seem to acknowledge my existence is when they want to check on my CT payments or anything concerning them receiving money otherwise they don't want to know.

Best wishes
In my opinion a Carers Assessment is not worth the paper its written on! I had one a few years ago and I was at that time very low and howled the whole way through the assessment as things were all too much for me.

The woman doing it was quite kind and said she would see what she could do to help and wrote down how I felt. I never, ever got any kind of help or support and never heard anything from them again.
Penny wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:57 am
In my opinion a Carers Assessment is not worth the paper its written on! I had one a few years ago and I was at that time very low and howled the whole way through the assessment as things were all too much for me.

The woman doing it was quite kind and said she would see what she could do to help and wrote down how I felt. I never, ever got any kind of help or support and never heard anything from them again.
That's how my first assessment went. We chatted for a bit and the woman left, never to be seen again. That was 4 years ago,
Another ploy is to offer " XYZ " to you ... free of charge but ... as someone will be needed to look after your caree , £ 15+ an hour for doing so !

End result ?

10 years of just me and my caree !

And that was 20 years ago ... before the advent of DPs and the disfunctional Care Act.

Do they change the situation in reality ?
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:39 am
Another ploy is to offer " XYZ " to you ... free of charge but ... as someone will be needed to look after your caree , £ 15+ an hour for doing so !

End result ?

10 years of just me and my caree !

And that was 20 years ago ... before the advent of DPs and the disfunctional Care Act.

Do they change the situation in reality ?
I hear you. Even if I got funding to do things outside, I couldn't afford the wage of a carer

We have a cleaner come in once a week and she also keeps my caree topped up with coffee so I can stay sat down faffing about on-line so this works for us.
Got a call from Adult Social Services today and it looks like there is more going on out there since my previous assessment.

I was told I would hear in about 6-8 weeks about the full assessment and the caller left me with a couple of phone numbers to be going along with