just to say...............if social services say you must use the direct payment money for help with washing and dressing........
DONT tell them its for cleaning as they will demand the monies repaid
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<b> <img src="http://www.asd-forum...DIR#>/cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Has anyone heard of Direct Payments scheme. I found out via my Contact a Family newsletter. I had a respite carer 2 hours a week who did not work out. This scheme means the money for a carer is paid into an account for you. You can then choose how you spend it, ie you can hire a cleaner, save up your hours and get in a babysitter so you can have a jolly good girls night out! <img src="http://www.asd-forum...#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> or as I have been thinking I could pay a couple of playstation mad school kids to play playstation - my scott loves playstation unfortunately he does not have the coordination or understanding to do the control himself. He will sit and watch for hours! You get to choose what you spend the money on.
<a href="http://search.atomz....direct payment" target="_blank">http://search.atomz....ect payment</a>
My application is at panel at the moment but I think it is a great idea, flexible and you get to choose who you want, when you want. If you want to employ a carer theywill also help with advertising and interviewing so you perhaps go for a young girl who is studying childcare, a friend of mine has gone for a young girl who helps out at mencap.
Would be interested to see if anyone else has used this service or knows of anyone who has.</b>
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