I am resurrecting this old thread as I had a Social Servics OT come around today to check my slippery ramp, and she also while she was here did a full assessment of my needs (I wasn't expecting this?).
To cut a long story short (she was here for 1.5 hours), she is going to organsie for me to have a Care worker and to look into me getting "Direct payments". She asked me about household chores and I said that to be honest my poor hubby has to do all that, and as he works fulltime and is often away on business he is tired when he gets home and often resents having to do all the washing up, cleaning, washing etc. It often ends up in arguments
. Anyway the OT was really shocked that I hadn't already been assigned a Care Worker.
Can anyone give me an idea of what sorts of things the Direct Payments can go towards? The things I could do with help with are housework, ironing, cleaning, washing up, collecting medications, food shopping etc....
I would love to hear from you if you already receive Direct Payments.