Things have been going very smoothly for the last few weeks, guess I know it could not last! Received email from the finance department from our council this morning regarding our contribution towards care costs. Basically they refuse to talk unless I get legal representation. XXXX County Council request that you apply to become Deputy for YYYY. If you do not make an application with 28 days of this correspondence or consider that you cannot make this application/ would not be in a position to do so, then the Local Authority will apply to become Deputy for YYYY This is really annoying, deputyship would cost over £1000, wiping out most of the finances my wife holds. I have replied saying that if they require Deputyship then they should cover the cost involved.