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Until recently i had a care package from social services.
Then out of the blue i recieved a bill from them for many hundreds of pounds.
They’d decided that my newly awarded PIP higher rate for care & mobility took me over an income line meaning that i would now have to contribute £100 pounds per week towards my care.
Because benefits are my sole income losing £100 per week would be difficult in the extreme for me so i immediately cancelled my whole care package.
Fast forward a month and after some reflection i can now say that there have been some plusses and minuses to losing my care.
I now have a beard – only because i am unable to shave myself. I also haven’t had a shower for over a month because for the most part i’m unable to wash or dry myself.
I can eat whatever i like(pizza delivery, Chinese and Indian deliveries too) instead of the healthy food that the carers used to make for me, and i can sit in my underpants all day long just watching daytime tv.