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Tips for Hiring a Personal Assistant

When the times comes to hire a Personal Assistant (PA) it can seem like a very big task, especially if this is something you have not done before. Essentially the role of a PA in this instance is ...

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Direct payments

Hello everyone. I’m a mum to two boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I’m trying to find out if anyone who has DMD boys that are children and in receipt of direct payments are able to be paid ...

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Direct Payments

I have been in receipt of Direct Payments for around six years. I have two problems with this : 1. Around 19 months ago Social Services reduced my Care Hours from 30 to 20. I was not happy with this ...

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Using Direct Payments to purchase goods (trike) instead of care

Hi, I receive direct payments for my son (13) who has quad cerebral palsy and requires 24/7 care, hoisting and is non verbal. We have had no carers coming in from March to mid July (and he hasn’t ...

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Mileage expenses on direct payments and problems with social workers putting up barriers

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Hi, my name is dpb3770! I'm looking for help and support on Direct Payments

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has anyone said what we are suppose to do about direct payments when are PA can’t come to us or we to them. Will they just claw bakc all the hours unspent because of this or let us use them later in ...

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Hi, I'm kenngordon! Can anyone direct me to the 'Bexby Report'?

Can anyone tell me what the Bexby is I received an interim payment from the dwp in Dec after a telephone call in November telling me that they owed me a Disability Premium backdated to 2014 and that ...

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Question about work capability assessment and work related activity payments

I have long time dealings with benefits as my wife is disabled and I care for her, however my daughter is also disabled and I have just applied for Universal Credit for her, but this new system is all ...

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