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Renting a larger home to provide care? - Carers UK Forum

Renting a larger home to provide care?

All about money
My Father is 95, diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and reluctant to accept or pay for care to visit him in his own home; which has been an issues for at least 5 years.

Since Coronavirus lockdown, he’s become more dependent on the care I provide.

My Father lives in a very small privately rented 2 bed house which is too small for myself to live there permanently, the Tenancy is in my Fathers name and should my Father have to go into a care home or die, I would become homeless.

My 1 bed Housing Association flat is on the second floor and there isn’t a lift; plus, it just wouldn’t be practical.

Due to my own long term health issues, I’m also in receipt of benefits.

So my question; what’s available from a benefit perspective, so I can rent a larger 2 bed house, maybe a bungalow with the Tenancy Agreement in my name and my Father moving in ?

I have money for a deposit, a large one if need be and also for the advanced rent.

The rent allowance awarded by Housing Benefit for two adults sharing one property would be higher than the single person 1 bed room allowance, although my Fathers rent, currently paid for by Housing Benefit, is much higher than the current 1 bedroom rate.

I could also end up being homeless, as what would happen if my Father wasn't permanently living at the property for whatever reason; the 2 person rent allowance would no doubt be reduced and I wouldn’t be able to afford the rent ?

Anyone with any experience of what I believe is maybe a solution to my current predicament ?
In theory it sounds a good idea, in reality fraught with problems.
The real issue is dad refusing inside help of course.
He is ignoring your health, putting the focus entirely on himself. A typical trait of the very elderly.
You are in control of what you do. Only when you stop meeting his needs will he accept outside help, when the choice is help or residential care.