You can apply to your local council for a support needs assessment which everyone is entitled to whether they have a disability or not they could be elderly or be an amputee without a disability like autism.
NHS budget can tie in with local council budget however you need to be reffered to an NHS treatment and a qualified senior nurse needs to pass this budget.
I asked about it at my hospital even senior staff no one knew it existed! You will need to take some information to them to show them or even try an find the application form so they can fill in.
for your child still at school, you can have a health budget via the Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), however I have only ever know children with profound and multiple disabilities (PMLD) and needing suction for example, having this funding approved and allocated to a child attending school. It appears more common for those with special needs who are home educated.
S was funded part CHC, part social care and part education through college.
I’m another Pushy Parent.
Early on I waited to have things offered, that didn’t work.
Then I asked nicely, politely, that didn’t work either.
I think I may have gone past the Pushy Parent stage now though.
I suspect my file now says “Beware, Attilla the Hun”.
We should not have to push though. The law is clear, and it’s also very clear that we are not getting what we are legally entitled to.
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have never asked for anything more than what the law said.
Social worker pay in my area starts at around £35,000, the Deputy Director for LD and Mental Health Services gets £120,000.
Me? I get nothing.