Please can anyone offer up some advise on this little problem I have, because it's been on my mind on and off for weeks now, and as I'm the only one dealing with it, I'm really worried and I'd be grateful of any help you can give me, so thanks muchly in advanced, Vxx On the 19th March we had a financial assessment done at my mum's flat with me there, which was organised by the SW!! Now a week before we got a phone call from the SW out of the blue advising me that this would be taking place, with a view to paying for mum's social care or not! Right where do I start, we've been having social care carers since the 14th Janurary, I didn't ask for them, it was the SW who told me that my mum was going to have them take over from the START team who were just temporary, there was NO mention ever to me that I would have to pay for this service at some point in time, if I knew this at the start, I would of pulled the plug, now 3 months on, I got a letter from the council last week with a bill for just over £1300, to say I am fuming mad is an understatement. The result of the financial assessment was, that they reckon my mum can afford £150.47 a week for the carers she's been getting and they want my mother to make a contribution, ok that's fine, but my mother has moderate/early severe dementia, and there's no way she can cope with this, so who's shoulders does this fall on to, well it's me, old muggings here isn't it, and I'm telling you, my mother CAN NOT AFFORD £600 a month on social care, basically it's going to take nearly all her money coming in, with no money left over for food or anything else, and I don't see why she has to pay, her rent is £400 a month, her CT is £85 a week, I have no idea how the financial service came to this decision, but I'm telling you it's bloody wrong. I have been trying to get a re-assessment done, as when she started getting a state pension, they took her DLA and SDA away, and the outcome of this assessment is based on her getting that, which she is no longer not, everywhere I phone I'm told, you need to talk to your SW, but I have tried that till I'm blue in the face, and she's either away on a call, or on another line, and we seem to miss each other, and I'm feeling really frustrated about all this and I'm soooooo stressed out. The crux of this story is that I wasn't told, period, and surely I must have rights, is there anywhere I can go or to see where I could get this problem sorted as its started to get under my skin big time, I'm really really annoyed. Council Bustards basically!