1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. anamarija

    anamarija Registered User

    May 2, 2014
    8
    Hi

    This is my first posting and sorry I have put this in the wrong forum.

    Has anybody any experience they can share of moving a family member from UK to a EU country? The home is superb that we want to move the relative to and they can be near us. Any advice? Any suggestions? Or have you heard of anybody else who has done this. We have a well planned transfer but are receiving opposition from LA.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. starryuk

    starryuk Registered User

    Nov 8, 2012
    1,299
    Hi Anamarija and welcome to TP.

    I am afraid I don't have experience of this, but was wondering on what grounds the LA is opposing the move. Could you give a few more details of your relative's circumstances/condition to help us give you our thoughts?

    It sounds a good idea, though. Easier for you to take care of your relative if you are close by.
     
  3. arielsmelody

    arielsmelody Registered User

    Jul 16, 2015
    514
    Hi! It isn't clear from your post why the LA thinks the new home is not suitable?

    There was a case recently where an elderly woman was moved by her relatives from the UK to Saudi Arabia against a best interests decision by the Court of Protection. I'm sure it is very different from your situation where you have a good home planned for her, but it might help to give an idea of some of the concerns that the LA might have.

    You can find it here:
    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2015/3.html
     
  4. In a Whirl

    In a Whirl Registered User

    Feb 23, 2015
    62
    My understanding is that:
    1.An LA has responsibility for everyone living within their area.
    2.This comes into play particularly if a person lacks capacity.
    3. Following a series of assessments a best interest decision is made by the LA.

    You in essence are challenging their best interests decision.

    Does this seem about right?

    I'm sure others will come along with more advice/clarification.
     
  5. anamarija

    anamarija Registered User

    May 2, 2014
    8
    Hi
    Actually we, the family, have been asking for a,Best Interest Meeting for months and it was declined. Mum is,self funding. I have not been able to say much because I cannot reveal her identity. My brother and I have LPA. We have now been granted a best interest meeting and the social worker has been removed. The home is in Slovenia and far excels anything we have come across in UK and we live close.
     
  6. Aussiesheila

    Aussiesheila Registered User

    Jul 13, 2013
    16
    Good luck

    i moved my mum 4 years ago from UK to Australia, it was the best thing I could have done. My husband and I looked after her in our home until 6 months ago when she has now moved into a lovely care home just a short distance from me, so I can still be with her every day. It has meant that she has had family around her who care about her and still do. So I say good luck to you in fulfilling your wish to make this move, and I hope the meeting goes well.
     

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