Thank you very much, Clare.
However, there are a few authorities involved; the CCG / NHS because they assess and approve the care package and the Local Authority finance department. Who are we going to take to Court? Who is responsible for maintaining the package inclusive of all costs?
From 2006 to 2010 my brother was receiving care approved and financed only by the Local Authority's Social Services and the Independent Living Fund.
The payments were deposited in his bank account for Direct Payments, inclusive of his Employer's NI Contributions and Staff Holidays.
Since the changes in 2013, the new Clinical Commissioning Group has taken over responsibility for my brother's care package. They have informed us that, in order to keep Public Expenditure under check, they would be making payments without NI Contributions and Staff Holidays. These have to be calculated at the end of the financial year.
We followed their instruction, calculated the figure and requested payment. It should have been deposited into my brother DP bank account back in July.
Our opinion is that the CCG are responsible for this problem and they should receive the money claim.