Does anyone have any experience with ILF?

My husband and I are both disabled. He gets high rate DLA and I get middle rate.

At the moment we get Council home care that works out to around 22.5 hours per week. This consists of 2 carers (he needs hoisting) at 45 mins each morning and 2 carers @ 30 mins each aftenoon, 2hours domestic and 3 hours 'sitting' one day a week.

We have 1 carer who is pretty regular, but never really know who'll be with her.

Are there problems with getting 'hired help'? Do they only allow the same number of hours?

Hope someone out there has some info that can help, as hubby isn't very happy with the situation as it stands.