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Direct payment- advice with suspending carers & COVID
Hi, this is my first post ... my brother has CP and has only started receiving direct payments which we use to pay a carer agency to support him. With covid19, I am extremely worried about his level of constant daily exposure & would like to possibly suspend the care agency service and provide care for him ourselves as he doesn't have any medical needs, more supervision and assistance with meal prep, cleaning. If we do suspend, I am not sure what will happen about the money accrual?? Will we need to inform the local authority to stop payments as we are suspending service & not the service provider? If it wasn't for the worry about what to do with the finances, I would cancel everything to keep him safe & properly self isolate like everyone else. Advice needed please ...