direct payments

i care for my son who is 25 and profoundly disabled.we have a care package for a pa to help him untill last month i would pay the council £5 a month toward the cost of care as im on benifit. this month im now been told i have to pay £102 a month this doesnt seem fair , any advice please

Hi Stuart.

Regretably , what you have just experienced is being repeated nationwide … the LAs have not the funding from Central Government.

Consequently , care packages are being cut / prices increased despite the provisions of the Care Act , 2014.

I would recommend upto date Needs and Carer Assessments from your LA to confirm exactly what’s now on offer.