Today, I received a copy of the DST which was undertaken in January. I attended the assessment. Due to the fact this took so long, a review was undertaken a few weeks ago. I wasn't advised of this, or given the opportunity to attend. This review has changed some of the domains, which means my father is now not eligible for potential CHC funding. Based on the assessment in January, he was – at least on paper – eligible. The reason for the 4 month delay is apparently due to staff shortages. So, to my mind, that means that someone who was potentially eligible for CHC in January, has been denied this, purely based on a delay in dealing with the paperwork. How can this be right? This is my dad's third CHC assessment under three different authorities. I'm amazed at how different they have all been. It's shocking how there isn't a set standard for all the LA's. At least this time I have been sent the DST. I was denied this on the two previous occasions. Dad was also eligible before, but there wasn't enough evidence provided and blah de blah. They seem to make it up as they go along. It isn't about the money as far as I'm concerned; it's about a system that seems to generally fail those in need. It's about inconsistency and unfairness. I don't see how anyone who's self funding will get a fair assessment; based on the fact that the NH in question would lose a large proportion of that person's fees if they were to get CHC. I could go on... It states the assessment will be submitted to the CCG on 1st June, so I need to sign and add any comments ASAP. Any advise please?