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Can Social Services compel me to have a Personal Assistant?

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matthewkevin84
matthewkevin84 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
edited February 2022 in Mental health and wellbeing
Can the Social Services compel me to have a Personal Assistant?
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @matthewkevin84 thanks for reaching out with your question. Could you explain for me, how you would feel about having a personal assistant?
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  • matthewkevin84
    matthewkevin84 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    I have been having one for about a month now, when I asked the care firm to cease assisting me they told me they would have to seek approval to withdraw their services from the local social services, can the social services compel me to have a carer?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,114 Disability Gamechanger
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    Once that's complete it will determine if there's any help available to you. If you need some hours of help/support per week then they will do a financial assessment on you and this will determine how much you'll need to pay towards your care/support.
    Or you can just employ a PA yourself and pay them from your own money.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • matthewkevin84
    matthewkevin84 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    I have already done an Occupational Therapy assessment, it was the Occupational Therapist who determined that I require a Personal Assistant which I resent, and which is why I am enquiring as to whether or not I  can be compelled to have the services of a Personal Assistant by the social services?

    I have already done a financial assessment by the way and the assessment determined that I pay: £15.99 a week for this Personal Assistant.
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