Hi I think some have company that deals with. Payments they do it on your behalf ie if you wanted to employ a personal assistant a payroll company will deal with it ie tax etc and direct payments so will pay a company on your behalf like agency's every authority is different .ss sometimes dont want to tell you too much as it becomes a headache for them to deal with i know one sw rolled her eyes when I mentioned it .in my dads case its a standstill now with the social worker ive more or less given up im tearing my hair out with stress as i dont understand they’re whole financial assessment thing which hadnt been done properly after them sending me forms which took 3 days to gather the required information ie bank derails bills rent etc all sent off-after xmas i then get another load of forms saying they never received the correct bank details yes they did im now having to do it all again i feel like binning it Ive been sent a letter stating my dad has to pay towards hes care they indicative amount of £75 a week then ss will pay the rest but i asked social worker to explain it she said because my dad doesn’t receive care over the treshold of the amount theres no point in them paying i said he has 1 carer 3 hours a week to take him out @66£ 1 carer who i have battled to get back from original 6 weeks free that now im paying @£32 per week surely that goes over £75 a week no she said you have to use out agencys so i said if you are getting direct payment you are allowed to get whatever agency you want are you ? thats the point of direct payments? !! Silly social worker doesnt know have to ask manager doesnt know anything !! So bloody frustrating ive tried getting more info via carers centre so what do they do ? refer my back to social worker! Then get the council finance team to patronise me about how i fill the forms in i said im more then. Capible of filling in the forms and employing and paying a agency ive been using private agencys for 1 yr for my dad grrr they have a good way of making people feel stupid I told them forget it i dont want any helpThanks @deepetshopboy x
I think SW mentioned direct payments or something similar to sis when talked before reassessment. Think she said they put their money in and mum puts hers into a seperate account to mums usual bank account and then mum pays for care from it. I didn't understand it totally either and she hasn't mentioned it as an option since. We were bit worried if need to have seperate bank account for it mum would struggle to open a new account as doesn't have Id they require for bank accounts now so unless the bank she has existing account with would allow her to open another as existing customer without usual ID we'd be stuck and I'm not sure how mum would come across if we went in to ask, they could even think she isn't capable of looking after account she has if we go in talking about carers and mum is confused. Grrrrrr it all gets so blooming complicated.
Really sorry you're situation with dads carers still not sorted and struggling with SW x Hope you get somewhere positive with it all soon X
Its making me ill il just pay as i was its pathetic that a social worker and the people dealing with direct payments dont know about it ! Im also angry that the carer centre went behind my back and called them without consulting me first I originally rung her for advice about direct payments but she went back to sw who doesn’t know !! and through finance at the council who was patronising .im getting confilting advice saying oh you can use this agency ot that one but not that one .
trying to get my head around a very complicated system with zero help honestly i feel its deliberate now .on a better note my dads been put on melatonin a low dose afrer begging drs and memory clininc since nov for help its bern fairly good has settled him down about 5 per cent.im just angry as to why he was left with me asking constantly for help with hes behaviour i warned them as a carer and a human being i would not b able to cope with it hes behaviour was off the scale and if it further deteriorated then i will have to put him in a home i will not t be able to look after him mentally anymore im really quite angry i told the gp its like victorian times .i got a feeling money was the reason the drugs were witheld as my dads already on mementine and aricept