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direct payment / holiday

hi, i recieve direct payments and cant get hold of anyone to ask, ie social worker i want to go on holiday but obviously need a carer to come, who pays for following, carers food, extra room for carer and other things etc, oh i do hope you can help xx

Hi, I also get Direct Payments, but for personal care, not holidays.

I think you`ll need to ring your care package manager and ask. When I asked for respite funding, I was told i had to have a full re-assessment. A social worker came to do this, but warned me i could actually lose some of my funding, due to cuts!

So I didnt bother going through the assessment.

Good luyck.

luv Pollx