I have worked in a couple riven all depended which staff were on shift, some were v much in that vein. I was one of the saturdaynightinthelocalplayingpool staff. Used to work with a bloke who liked to work his way through the shorts , one of the supervisors bollocked me for 'letting' him have more than one ( in 4 hours!)
DS is out and about a lot and treated well by the staff who not only respect him but many love him. My problem is that he is on a 44 week placement, so do I not have the use of a Blue Badge, congestion charge exemption, motability car etc when he is home? how soon will it happen?
This is crap. My SIL uses her mobility money towards a car which me and DH drive for her to get to different places every week. Without this she can't get out taxi prices are ridiculous around here for wheelchair users (fare and a half). She will be housebound when this cut is made .
I wouldn't expect to retain the DLA myself if DS went into residential care. I would however, want it to remain being paid to him, and to be able to access it for journeys where we take him out or where he wants to go and see his bands and needs a carer and/or a taxi. I would expect to access more if we have a shared care arrangement, though my social worker says this does not exist in adult LD's (WHY THE FUCK NOT? is question for another time)
What benefits will people in residential care still get? Income Support? Incapacity benefit? Attendance Allowance? Are the residential homes able to get their hands on any of their benefits or is it purely for spending money?
Although they've shut the one resi place I would have happily sent ds1 to (it was very good so £££££'s so SS fought people wanting to go there) so god only knows what we will do in 7 or 8 years :eeeek: