we have been made an offer from this fund that is supposed to help top up the direct payments for to get more care help. They have offered 21hrs above the direct payments 10hrs. I have a problem as they are charging £83.59 a week i also have to pay for respite. I don't think i will now have enough money to eat if i got ahead with it. As none of the household costs have been taken into concideration with the means tested. Why do the give benifits? They only take it back of you. Are we not supposed to life or have a life as well?Us carers are also saving the government. Something is wrong. I don't think i can afford to get the help i've been offered from this. I was going for a PA as well. And my husband has got worse since the assesment was done for it, at times he cannot manage the stairs so i need help now.