First of all, apologies if I've posted this in the wrong section, and if this has been answered before - I looked but I couldn't find anything.
A relative is disabled and has been for a long, long time due to a RTA, and has recently had a stroke - making things much worse. He now requires round the clock care, and it's unsafe for him to be left alone.
My parents are currently doing virtually all of his care between them 24x7 (he doesn't live with them, and is otherwise on his own) but obviously that can't continue. I do bits when I can.
The direct payments assessment (still not receiving anything yet) has been verbally stated as covering 23 hours of care which seem woefully inadequate.
Whilst I wouldn't expect direct payment to cover his entire care needs, I'd expected something more than that, as that would still leave 5 days and nights for my parents to cover.
Does anybody know/have experience of how much care it's possible to get through direct payments?
Is it unreasonable of me to expect more care through direct payments?
He's been out of hospital for a couple of months now with no outside help, and it's killing my parents.
I'd really appreciate any comments/experiences people have with direct payments.