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Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:30 am
by Stephen_16071
I think the question that needs to be answered is.. Do you spend 35 hours a week caring for your mam?

The post started with the complaint that your carers allowance had stopped. As a typical carer I spend over 100 hours a week with my Mum, the missing 68 is when she is sleeping sound and I get some peace and quiet.

If you were never to be seen, then the care co-ordinator had every right to complain.

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:43 pm
by Victor_1805
Stephen_16071 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:30 am
I think the question that needs to be answered is.. Do you spend 35 hours a week caring for your mam?

The post started with the complaint that your carers allowance had stopped. As a typical carer I spend over 100 hours a week with my Mum, the missing 68 is when she is sleeping sound and I get some peace and quiet.

If you were never to be seen, then the care co-ordinator had every right to complain.
Whatever the amount of time I spent and how it's worked out, and whatever quality or decision made - I AM ENTITLED TO BEING INFORMED WHAT THE NEW ARRANGEMENT WAS. NO COMMUNICATION WAS MADE: I WAS IN THE DARK.

HENCE - SINCE THE CARE COORDINATOR DOES NOT BOTHER INFORMING ME - I WILL NOT INFORM HER ANYTHING WHAT MY FAMILY DECIDES!

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:44 pm
by Victor_1805
Stephen_16071 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:30 am
I think the question that needs to be answered is.. Do you spend 35 hours a week caring for your mam?

The post started with the complaint that your carers allowance had stopped. As a typical carer I spend over 100 hours a week with my Mum, the missing 68 is when she is sleeping sound and I get some peace and quiet.

If you were never to be seen, then the care co-ordinator had every right to complain.
My FAMILY - MY MAM! NOT THE CARE COORDINATORS! SHE IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL.

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:57 pm
by Stephen_16071
I assume from the shouting, the answer to my question is no. You weren't spending 35 hours a week but still claiming carers allowance.

We're not so different, when my Mum fell, I received a phone call from social services, not asking me, telling me Mum was being taken to a care home I didn't want her to be taken too. MY FAMILY!!!

The difference is, I wasn't illegally claiming carers allowance at the time. I wash my hands of you and this post.

You are the reason real carers get a bad name.

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:50 am
by bowlingbun
Let's get this very clear.

You CAN receive Carers Allowance quite lawfully even if you are not actually in the same building as your caree for 35 hours a week.

The Carers UK helpline helped me, many years ago, by giving me a case dealt with at a very high level.
The 35 hours includes the time when you are doing things for your caree, and even being "on call" counts.

At the time, my son was in a residential college 60 miles away, and he generally came home every 2 weeks.
The time I spent preparing for his visit, buying food, cleaning his room, driving to get him, all counted.
As the CA week runs from Sunday to Saturday, the Friday and Saturday of his visit came into one week, and the Sunday and Monday (we had to set off before 7am to get him back in time for 9am), my drive home, tidying his room, doing his laundry etc. all added up to over 35 hours n the second CA week.

If my son came home every fortnight, that meant I was entitled to CA continually, even although he was at a boarding college.
So many people don't know the rules and miss out on thousands of pounds worth of benefits as a result, which is a tragedy.

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:44 am
by Victor_1805
bowlingbun wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:50 am
Let's get this very clear.
If my son came home every fortnight, that meant I was entitled to CA continually, even although he was at a boarding college.
So many people don't know the rules and miss out on thousands of pounds worth of benefits as a result, which is a tragedy.
It's a moot issue now. There has been a massive mix-up mainly due to the Care Coordinator's lack of qualification. She should be sacked!

She informed the Carer's Allowance people that I no longer qualify for the allowance seeing I am no longer the Primary Carer. Two Dale Carers were coming in now. So the DWP acted on her genius call.

It turns out (I just found out this week) That as a result of the CC genius idea - the Carers Allowance people suspended my claim pending an investigation. When the investigation would be held, no one knew; just when Global Warming hits the UK I suppose. In any case, I stopped getting the Allowance on the 2nd of Sept. The following Monday I rang the DWP - and they assured me it was being looked into. The following Monday - still no money. So I rang the Care Coordinator - who confirmed the above. She did not tell me because "I haven't seen you." As if - I'm a hard man to catch. She is disgustingly unprofessional. A complete flop.

The Dale Carers only come in 15mins at a time; one in the morning and one at night. They are only there as reminders for my mam's medication. They won't do anything more - unless my mam pays for it.

In the mean time, seeing I wasn't getting the £66 - I told the Universal Credit people, who then stopped by top up for U.C, but at the same time - sill imposed the reductions! Since the Carer's Allowance was merely suspended, their system was telling them I was still receiving C.A! So it ended up with me just getting Housing Benefit, and £50 less than my rent. I have no income at the mo; I have money - but I have no income!

But as things turned out - I got a Job and have now stopped my Carer's Allowance claim. My mam - is now in danger with no full time carer to look after her daily needs.

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:33 am
by Rosemary_1706
If your mother is endangered in her new situation, she will need a new care assessment, possibly leading to her moving to where she can get the 24/7 care she may need.

Re: How can I confirm the Care-Coordinator is qualified?

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:48 am
by Victor_1805
Rosemary_1706 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:33 am
If your mother is endangered in her new situation, she will need a new care assessment, possibly leading to her moving to where she can get the 24/7 care she may need.
That's what I want to happen. I have an LPA on her Health & Welfare. But triggering it - would be a nightmare. I have evidence from the Police logs, from Lloyd's Bank and Blue Line taxi; they are under pressure dealing with her.