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Finacial review form for non residential care services

tina1148tina1148 Member Posts: 20 Connected
edited January 2020 in Finances and extra costs
Could anyone please specify specifically what the part of the council  finacial review form 'home and other expenditure' includes.

What does 'home' include and what does 'other expenditure ' include.  Thank you

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Here's the guide again but do remember that all local councils have their own criteria and what may apply to one council, might not apply to another. https://www.real.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Reals-guidance-on-disability-related-expenditure-12-April-2017-PDF.pdf

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • tina1148tina1148 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Hi thanks for sending the guide.  But it relates to DRE not ' home and other expenditure'.  DRE is not included in this. 

    Does anyone know what it includes specifically.  Noone seems to know?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I can't find anything in general, other than for a few different local councils. This is because all local councils have their own criteria and rules.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • tina1148tina1148 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    I havery telephoned a few people but just get passed around.  There must be somebody that knows or else the council can just put anything they like.  My finacial review has been done so incorrectly so far that I do not trust them
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, i remember your previous threads regarding this. Unfortunately as advised because all councils have their own criteria, there's no specific guidance available.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Tina, did I talk to you before re this?

    I recently had to start paying towards my care.

    Tell me what they are asking for? If not DRE I don't know what to say. xxx
  • tina1148tina1148 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Hi it's in the letter that they send to you.  It says home and other expenditure.

    I wanted to know what they defined as 'home' and 'other" officially.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Could it be the extra costs it takes to live with a disability?
    ie showering
    laundry
    heating

    When we were stumped and fed up of phonecalls not getting us anywhere, I demanded a financial bod come out to see us at home., to explain their charges. I had to make a nuisance of myself to get this.

    They said someone would come out in 2weeks, as they were busy.

    I made notes of names and what was said back then, so I rang after the 2 weeks was up.

    I got the same head of section and reminded him of my calls. He said something which annoyed me, but \I stuck to my guns.

    He said `I`ve slept since then. You`ll have to remind me again`. I did so and got that home visit I wanted.

    I bet he was surprised to hear from me again. We need to keep on at them...in the politest possible way of course!!!
  • tina1148tina1148 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Yes good on you.  Keep them in their toes lol.  I think those are Disability Related Costs though.
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