I've finally accepted the truth of it. Personalised Budgets were constructed with willfully malign glee and, clearly, are naught but the machinations of the devil, made real.
I can not begin to rant over the hideous, hideous consequences 'pon vulnerable folk with dementia that the change to Personalised Budgets has inflicted.
Access to care is now beyond grim.
Go on, just a little rant. From the master of niceness that would be a first.
Note: Personal Health Budgets are being piloted in some areas of England from 2009 to 2012 to test whether health services might be delivered in a similar way to Personal Budgets in the future.
Even scarier: If you have been discharged from hospital under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act you cannot be charged for your support.
I was assessed as having fully critical support needs on the FACS and three years later I'm still waiting for the social care payments to start.
The LDP hasn't even managed to find a service provider.
Or indeed provided any interim support.
So, we've already got a good test bed in operation for these ideas...
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