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Ways to use my son's Direct Payments

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TeamBran
TeamBran Community member Posts: 2 Listener
My son's Direct payments have so far been used for after school clubs and Carer support days out over the school holidays. After a recent re-assessment I'm trying to understand if I can use these Direct Payments for a cleaner to manage my son's washing/bedding/bathroom/games-physio room or for us to go on an accessible holiday as a family together? I'm disheartened by letting someone else take him on fun trips whilst I have to work or stay home to take care of managing his special diet food prep/prescriptions/laundry. I want to be the one enjoy our wonderful little boy!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,172 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to speak to your local Authority regarding this because usually you're only supposed to use the money for what it states in his care plan.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • TeamBran
    TeamBran Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    The decision for his recent hours are quoted as "
    1. need for child to have social opportunities
    2. need for parent(s) to have a short break
    3. need for siblings/young carers to have a break
    4. need for practical assistance in the home
    5. other
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,172 Disability Gamechanger
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    In my opinion 2 & 3 doesn't mean you can spend on the money on a family holiday. The carers support for days out is likely in place to give you and his siblings a break from your son.

    You will need to speak to your LA.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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