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My neurodivergent son currently lives in supported accommodation and
requires help with paperwork, form filing, taking/making phone calls etc.
His social worker has agreed that my son can get a support worker of his
choosing to help with that. The local
authority will make direct payments to my son who in turn will use them to pay
the support worker. However, the local
authority will only pay at a rate of £14 per hour when most support workers
charge @ £20PH and my son has been told he must make up the difference!
Apparently this is the local authority policy even though my son does not have
any savings and only gets PIP and UC.
I cannot find anything online that shows the law regarding the monetary rates for direct payments-can any body help?
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