Our erstwhile social worker phoned yesterday and we had one of those circular, unprofitable conversations one has with social services. The upshot was she wants us (me and Ma) off her 'books', because I spend the direct payments to me on paying for carers to come in and try and get Ma to eat, wash, dress etc I am unlikely to qualify for any future payments and the services need to be transfered to my mother. Of course, there would be no services whatsoever going into the house because my mother thinks she's tickety boo and refuses every bit of help. All services my mother has at home have been arranged by me because a) mum has money so would have to pay for services anyway b) refuses everything ever suggested to her and so social services and the memory clinic just back away. Now it looks like we're being abandoned completely even though the private care assessment I've just paid for says her care needs are not being met at home and she either needs more carers coming in or a move to residential care. So I'm just wondering if other people are being ditched as a result of the care act?