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Care Providers - staff shortages and what to do
hi - just wondering what other parents/carers have done in this situation: our daughter with cp will be living independently in what’s now the family home as soon as everything is sorted. We have fantastic carers but need to plan for emergencies etc when these carers can’t cover. We have been looking into Care Providers, but are anxious to retain our existing carers and know that Social Services won’t want to pay ridiculous prices for a Care Provider. However, if we found someone ourselves who could do staff rotas, administration etc, Social Services have not been keen to acknowledge that whoever carries out these tasks needs paying! Is there a cheaper alternative? They don’t want our carers to do it because of a conflict of interest.