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Employing family members as carers - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Employing family members as carers

All about money
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Hello everyone, did a clear answer emerge to your original query? We are in exactly the same position. I work full time, partner is the carer for his mother and neither of us claim any benefits.
It does appear that this forum is a load of rubbish.

The same forum members seem to be replying as a pastime, just for the sake of replying but offering no solutions other than to call CarersUk Helpline.

Of course it’s complicated; why else, with the likes of Google, would someone post such a question on this forum.

The fact that someone has found this forum online and gone to the trouble of joining; they’re more than likely, well aware of the CarersUk Helpline.

We post questions such as this and on a forum like this initially, to acquire insight; in the hope that a forum member actually knows the answers to such questions for whatever reasons or has already gone down such a route and is therefore, able to share knowledge gleaned from personal experience; not for members with no insight whatsoever, just to offer drivel because they’ve got nothing better to do and can’t admit they don’t know the answer but will respond anyway.

Question such as this are serious; therefore why reply if you can’t provide answers to the question; especially when the OP had provided so much detail; that alone should show the level of seriousness and importance such a question has to the OP.

What the hell was the point of proclaiming to have a very interesting article written by a Solicitor on the subject but unable or maybe unwilling to enlighten the OP; is this some kind of weird sadist pleasure; could you not at least reveal which Newspaper the article was in ?

If you’ve forgotten the name of Newspaper and the context of the article; then why even mention it, what’s the point.


OP..... I’m sorry I’ve replied to your post without knowing the answer to your question but sometimes, somethings just have to be said.

However, I have found the following:
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.mone ... r-care/amp

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... t-payments

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ments#sec6

Also; apparently, there’s some legal ruling in regard to “gratuitous care payment“ don’t fully understand it as of yet or whether it’s relevant in this instance but it maybe worth exploring further.



If you did find an answer, please share with the forum..... then this thread would at least have a successful conclusion.
That is very rude.
It is a rule of the forum that we can only give advice from our OWN experiences, we MUST refer complex things like your query to the Helpline.
I suspect you would be the first person to complain if you were given the wrong information about tax, inheritance or benefits if we gave you the wrong answer.
You can't have it both ways!
I'm very shocked at your response Dave_ 2006.
This is a caring forum,and we all try to be supportive to each other, even if can only offer a sympathetic ear. Lots offer very good advice.
To say it's a rubbish forum is very unkind.
Dave

I think a lot of carers have a lot of pent up frustration. It is easy to let that overspill onto others.

Its a sad by product of caring endlessly and struggling so much to get the correct support.

Often people on the forum want others to know they have acknowledged their post rather than ignor it.

Carers are jnvisible enough as it is.

I personally have found this forum very helpful and supportive.
It appears to be rubbish because the members responding are the same members who appear to respond to every post but don’t actually have answers other than to recommend to call the helpline.

Why have various forum sub headings of specific topics, if every question posted to the forum results in “call the helpline.”

If you don’t know the answers to a questions posted, why respond, in fact why not remove all the forum sub headings and just replace the headings with “call the helpline.”


Anyway, don’t be wasting your time responding to my comments; I won’t be replying.