Hi, Im the uncle and next of kin to my 35 year old niece who has secondary progressive MS based in Fleet , Hampshire UK, and feel that we need to reach out to others who can possibly give us help or advice on live in care.
We know my niece would have a better quality of life if she wasn’t just sitting around waiting for morning or evening care to arrive, her finances only just allow for this basic, poor quality & expensive care.
This care agency offer live in careers but what they ask for 1 x carer is £700 more a month than she currently gets and if we are going to find a live in carer for her then we need to advertise independently, as this is not something we have done before we are looking for advice.
It would be great to hear from anyone who has an opinion, or experience of recruiting a live in carer independently of social services UK. My niece gets direct payments and we fought hard for her to have control of her own money, but as such we are on our own in this process.
Many thanks Uncle Grant