Financial contributions towards care, why so much?
Hi, my son is aged 23 and has PMDL, he has been in a residential setting since July last year and shares a lovely home with 5 other men. His Benefits total approx £185 of which are PIP Mobility and ESA. He is expected to contribute £102 per week towards his care, yet he is self funding therapies needed and transport getting to them as well as transport costs to social activities, hospital and health appointments. His Wheelchair is large and not easy to get on public transport and taxi fares average at £10 each way to most locations. So out of his £185 he pays out £145 on health and social activities and transport and is expected to contribute £102.....how can this be??? The maths does not work!! Feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall!!!