"For many carers, it's too much hassle'

Samuel, Mithran
November 2010
Community Care;11/25/2010, Issue 1845, p24
The article reports that safeguarding bodies have warned that giving the right to people who lack mental capacity to use direct payments, may leave them open to abuse. This applies in cases where a payment is being managed on the service user's behalf by a family member or a friend who had been a carer, as opposed to someone with a distant relationship to them. They are also dismayed that Criminal Records Bureau checks were not required when personal assistants were hired to care for these.


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