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Carers UK Forum • Planning Ahead - Page 2
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Re: Planning Ahead

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:52 am
by Pauline_1702
Sunnydisposition, thank you, I've not had chance to look at that link yet, but will do so later today.

Re: Planning Ahead

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:03 am
by bowlingbun
As soon as she gets to the threshold Social Services will help towards her care costs, so by not reducing her savings to pay for her care, to you, the only person it is hurting is you, not mum. Are you aware of Direct Payments. If mum has a Needs Assessment, they will work out how much care she needs a week. Then offer mum the option of care they arrange, or Direct Payments, which can be paid to you. Do you and mum have a joint bank account? If so only half the money counts as mum's. This way my mum was a lot better off as her care was funded then. If you don't want to do what I suggest, then let mum pay you but keep it in a separate account.

Re: Planning Ahead

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:48 am
by Pauline_1702
Sunnydisposition and Bowlingbun,

Thank you for all your links and thoughts.

Things are a bit clearer in my head now and I have made a bit of a plan.
I am looking into opening another bank account, also whether there are possibly new Carers Groups in my area and checking on ones that existed prior to the Pandemic.

Thank you for time and responses to everybody - keep up the good work!

Pauline