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    • nicetomeetyou
    • By nicetomeetyou 16th Apr 18, 7:26 PM
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    Social service possible cutting support hours?
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    • 16th Apr 18, 7:26 PM
    Social service possible cutting support hours? 16th Apr 18 at 7:26 PM
    We had somebody from county hall come out to our supported living complex and assess us all individually, they are looking to cut hours. I get 21 hours support a week and my manager said that keeps me well and has prevented me from being sectioned in 18 months when before then it was twice a year for 8 years. The assesser said I can look into the NHS funding some/all my care package. I think this will be a better option for me because I donít have to worry about future cuts from social services. I have a CPA in a few weeks and will bring it up then. Do you have a NHS budget and how does it work.
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    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 16th Apr 18, 9:03 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:03 PM
    i Hope this link gives you some more information https://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/will-the-nhs-pay-for-my-long-term-care.aspx?CategoryID=68&SubCategoryID=681
    • nicetomeetyou
    • By nicetomeetyou 25th Apr 18, 3:08 PM
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    • 25th Apr 18, 3:08 PM
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    • 25th Apr 18, 3:08 PM
    I didnít get my support hours cut. Still get 21 hours a week.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 26th Apr 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 26th Apr 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 26th Apr 18, 10:17 PM
    I didnít get my support hours cut. Still get 21 hours a week.
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    • nicetomeetyou
    • By nicetomeetyou 28th Apr 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 7:18 PM
    It seems Nottingham county council are assessing everybody with support pacakages. My housemate had an assessment same time as me two weeks ago and received letter today saving he has to contribute £31 a week out his ESA (wrag) and DLA (middle care) to pay towards his support package. I think they are going to charge everybody now. Iím on a section 117 aftercare so IĎll be okay. What the community care officer said about my package is the they are going to ask NHS health to pay half of my package. I receive a lot of support from health anyway. I have a CPA meeting next week, will found out more then.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 28th Apr 18, 8:06 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 8:06 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 8:06 PM
    That's how social services works in most of the country. They do a financial assessment to decide how much you need to pay.

    In purely financial terms, you're very lucky to be on a CTO and not having to pay out of your benefits.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • Nannytone
    • By Nannytone 28th Apr 18, 10:22 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 10:22 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 10:22 PM
    In Derbyshire no means-tested benefits are touched but you have to contribute out of middle rate DLA care or standard rate Pip daily living.

    4 years ago the co payment was 50% of the above benefits. This year it has risen to 80%.

    I pay £170 every 4 weeks but I'm lucky enough to receive 22 hours a week so I'm more than happy with the amount I contribute/B]
    • nicetomeetyou
    • By nicetomeetyou 28th Apr 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 28th Apr 18, 11:12 PM
    The housemate who has to pay £31 a week towards his support package is under the Aspergers team. My other housemate is under the Learning Disabilty team and he hasnít received a letter saying he has to pay toward his support. We all had our assessments the same day so if County Hall did a blanket charge for people who receive support why hasnít he received a letter? Do you think people with LDs are exempt?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 29th Apr 18, 7:35 AM
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    • 29th Apr 18, 7:35 AM
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    • 29th Apr 18, 7:35 AM
    My daughter has a LD. Is under the learning disabilities team and will receive 12 hours of support per week, when it starts. It's taking ages. It will also be topped up with respite care. She receives Enhanced rate for both PIP and is a full time student at college. She doesn't have to pay towards hers either but i have no idea how it works. This is all new to me and have never dealt with anything like this before.
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