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Carers UK Forum • carers of people with mental health issues - Page 2
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Marie, it's great that direct

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:50 am
by charles47
Marie, it's great that direct payments are working for you and I don't want to minimise that: but I have seen direct payments being offered to people where it was a "get out" for the authorities who hadn't got a clue how to go about helping, or knew they would have problems recruiting staff - so they tried to dump the problem onto the carer and walk away. Direct payments, like any other way of receiving a service, are not a cure-all, but they work for some people. "Horses for courses," as far as I'm concerned.