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No one cares for unpaid Carers

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Three years and 8 months late, I've received the response to my Subject Access Request from Hampshire County Council.
It amounts to nearly 2 reams, so about 8-900 sheets of paper, either things I've written to them, they've written back, or they've written about me behind my back.
No explanation of order, no staples, no dividers, nothing. Just 800 sheets in a box.
One highly paid officer has written to another "We still don't know what she wants"!!
Absolute rubbish.
Until 2015, my son had Direct Payments and a care plan I agreed with.
Then a new officer came and rewrote history, said she would, at my request find someone else to manage his direct payments, but instead arranged directly commissioned care.
What I want is very simple.
Go back to Direct Payments, appoint and independent service manager, someone who can do what I did when I was well enough.
The officers concerned earn about £40,000 and £60,000 each.
They have repeatedly left me to care for my son, or sort out messes. Of course they won't pay me.
Bowlingbun

Thats a lot of paperwork.

Very convenient of them to say "still don't know what she wants"

I have never heard of an Independent service manager..what do they do?
Harry

Do you claim UC on your daughter behalf in her name)..and does she get PIP

I can imagine that your daughter might have to pay a small contribution but not you.

I cant imagine it would be much though judging by the small amount of hours she has.

My son pays a small contribution per month towards his support. The financial assessment is on your adult daughter not you.
Bowlingbun
I think it's dreadful to have waited all that time, then to receive reams of paperwork in that fashion. Also how rude, in my opinion, to address you as ' she'! M's Mother, Mrs .... surely would be correct. Besides the fact they should know what you are requesting. It's not hard to understand, well for staff with common sense anyway!!
100% right,being a career is the hardest job in the world.the emotional struggle never seems to end,thanks to all in here for kind words/support. Ian 6/10/2020
I will remain forever an unpaid carer due to the system that qualifies you for Carers Allowance. In a previous chat I said that my wife will not commit to signing her Attendance Allowance form due to her feeling that it is demeaning to her and that it is a way to get her back into a Mental Health hospital. The approach of getting intermediaries and others to assist her with the form has failed. I of course as the carer do not qualify for a penny until she gets this allowance. It is farcical.
Pet66 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Bowlingbun
Besides the fact they should know what you are requesting. It's not hard to understand, well for staff with common sense anyway!!
But if it can be shown that they understood, then they would have to explain their failure to act on it. It suits their purposes to appear confused.
Glyn,
how very frustrating. I wish I knew what to suggest.

I can only think of blackmail!!

Melly1