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Carers UK Forum • Caring For 3 people
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Caring For 3 people

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:45 pm
by pipsy
Hello,

If 3 different people are getting direct payments from the same authority can 3 of them employ you to work for them say each of them 20 hours per week?

Thanks.

Re: Caring For 3 people

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:47 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Yes ... provided that they are not related to the paid care worker.

Re: Caring For 3 people

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:17 pm
by pipsy
According to the care act 2014 they can employ relatives depending on valid reasons, which can be decided by an ombudsman or care commission if they reject which they do at 1st.

Re: Caring For 3 people

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:20 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Back to square one ?

Direct Payments MAIN thread :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... 20payments


A case of employer / employee and not caree / carer ... and the whole can of worms that relationship will open up.

Re: Caring For 3 people

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:34 pm
by bowlingbun
The Care Act Statutory Guidance says that an authority shouldn't refuse to pay relatives.
So much depends on individual circumstances. Vital that you get proper advice.

Re: Caring For 3 people

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:37 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Yep ... covered in the main thread.

Time for CUK's Advice Team to divi up and let us on the forum know how matters are progressing ... or not.

After all , it was me / us that spotted the dangers in the first place !

As mentioned before ... direct payments ... the problem has been with us all for a decade !!!