Hello again everyone,
I’m just curious about something. I recently learned that my local council has a blanket policy on social care, which essentially means they will do their damnedest to avoid giving anyone more than just four hours a day care/support.
I think that’s outrageous, I know blanket policies are unlawful, and personally I don’t think four hours is a lot at all. I think people without any additional needs would take at least four hours a day to manage personal hygiene, make food and run their home. When factoring in complex needs and working with disabilities/poor mobility, it’s obviously going to take longer. I really don’t see how four hours a day allows any time for someone to access the community either, but apparently that’s all you’ll get unless you’re ready to fight tooth and nail for more.
So I’m just wondering - does anyone here have an idea what their council’s funding limit is?
If you don’t have any additional care/support needs yourself, how much time do you think you’d generally spend in a day on taking care of yourself and your home?
I’d also be very interested to know what other people get in terms of funded social care in other areas of the country, and what needs deemed that amount of care valid for funding. There seems to be so much squabbling over what’s “social care” and what’s “health care” now, and there’s no clearly defined lines that state which tasks are specific fall to which side of the line.
Anyway, any input would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.