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yes we would appreciate this, the meeting has been postponed now until Thursday pm. so have a bit of play time now for getting information sorted, as the visit was made verbally, we do not know what the full intention is for it, but the family are now becoming stressed not knowing where they stand with their home and future. we have compiled a list of questions for the council representative, but do need a more knowledgeable input with this yours lyn foster
look forward to hearing from one of your team with some advice as to the way forward will check mail first thing lyn foster
have not heard anything from you at all today, are you still trying to help!
you will have to hurry as the meeting is Thursday and need the information by then
thank you Clare for getting back to me and hope you may be able to provide some information to help with tomorrows meeting.The parents purchased the house in 1974, the equity was taken in 2007, a sum of £40.000, the father passed away in march 2012, leaving his wife in the property alone until in june 2012 the son and his wife were forced to move in to look after her as she has dementia and was unaware of dangers, they gave up their own rented accommodation to do this. The equity, at last statement has risen to approximately £60.000.They do not know the present value of the property, as they have not been given this information by the equity company, but one sold recently for about £100.000.
my friends have been told that the house is to be sold to pay for care for mother now she is in a residential home as the family could no longer cope, they have a multiple array of disabilities and the wife is now very depressed with the whole situation which is now impacting on their young son and his school work, and the fear of loosing their home, they are aware that at some point they will have to move to allow the sale to proceed, but wish to stay until the sale to give them time to find another suitable property which is their worry. Are the council within their rights to seize the property at this point to pay for care, and what rights do they have with regard to this their home?
As I stated at the beginning this family is in crisis at this point and need all the help they can get,thank you lyn
the dialogue between the social worker and the family, I think they are being put under pressure to get out as mums finances are tied up in the property and there is now an issue with regard to funding, unfortunately, they have never received written confirmation about the content of these conversations, and owing to both husband and wifes learning difficulties, they have no written information as a point of reference lyn
not to my knowledge, the son was trying to get power of attorney, but didn't get this completed before she went into care, and has been told by the social worker when he spoke of it was told not to bother as it had been sorted, they are concerned that owing to mums dementia the council have taken over as power of attorney as mum is now in care, they have not been kept informed fully throughout the whole process, lyn
thank you for all this information we have found it most helpful it has provided us with some guidelines to go into this meeting with I hop it goes well for our friends and will let you know what the outcome is lyn foster
thank you for your help, the meeting went well with them being allowed to remain in the property for the foreseeable future as it cannot be sold by anyone until court of protection has been sorted, the family have started the process already straight after the meeting, we have now found them a solicitor who is aware of their needs and sadly their lack of ability, it became quite evident within minutes of the social team arriving they were out of their depth and could easily be railroaded into something they did not agree with.
I would like to very much leave you a bonus, but unfortunately am financially unable to do so, as I have paid for this service for our friends as they are financially/mentally unable to access any service of this kind, my apologies for that and again many thanks for your help, we really appreciated it lyn foster