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how to go about getting direct payments; - Carers UK Forum

how to go about getting direct payments;

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I just wondered if direct payments could be used to cover the cost of Rory's football club which he goes to weekly and is £22.50 for 5 sessions, as Rory is now on DLA middle care rate and lower mobility rate....how do I go about this????
Marion, I'm not really sure if they would cover this, it's totally dependent on where you live and how your local council iterpretate things!

I know some councils namely Edinburgh City who covered loads of stuff - laundry equipment and social stuff but here it was a no go, they would only support direct care and respite.

Speak to the social worker and give it a go, try the 'it would give me respite' tack!

It's got to be worth a shot!

marie x
Thanks will do x