my husband has just had a financial assessment, it is good for many people that they don’t take the spouses income into account but for me I’m only a part time worker so both my husbands pensions and my wage are needed to run the house. I’ve just had the verdict today that says he must pay £131 pounds a week. They have put our current account down as savings but it’s only a current account and it was all based on the amount being in there but it was the beginning of the month so there was more than usual. I can’t breath at the thought of paying all this. If he gets awarded the highest attendance allowance I still have to find £70 a week, £50 for the contribution and £20 for the cleaner they advised I get! Of course I get the letter on a Saturday and I can’t ring anyone. It says this will come into effect as soon as the services are used. He’s just about to go into respite care so it will lock me into this payment. Should I refuse the respite? I have no one to talk to and I’m having to act like nothings wrong in front of my husband. Please is there any financial or practical advice out there?