Hi all, I recently asked for an increase in care hours, as hubby is struggling even more to help me.
A social worker came and said he needed to do a full assessment, as they now put answers to questions into a computer. Each answer you gives scores a monetary value. he took it away and rang me the next day to say i had budget of a certain amount…I expected him to say how many hours I was awarded.
Then someone came who sets up the care package. she mentioned the budget and said it was her job to bring my care costs under budget…!!! What`s that all about? She asked me what I needed carers to do. When we talked about me showering every day, she asked why did I need a shower every day…???
I answered quickly with
Well I am incontinent and need cleaning up!
Now I am waiting for
my case to go before an approval panel.
I thought that was already sorted, as the social worker had told me what i was found needing!
When I was assessed initially, by a social worker, her word was enough.
Budgets cuts i suppose.
Anyone else suffered due to these cuts in their care needs?