A Slice of Personalisation Reality
Remember that phrase – “Just so Steven can go swimming”?
Here is my diary for next week. Every day is a 6am start to let the support worker in.
A.M – Direct payments pay day and quarterly return to LA
P.M – Direct payment worker on leave. No money in budget to pay replacement, so have to take afternoon off work. Mr Bean session.
Evening – Not a respite week, so probably have a Muriel’s Wedding evening.
A.M. – Meeting with cab firm to discuss fares and contracts after personal budget implemented.
P.M. – Visit from Office of Public Guardian to look at accounts and discuss property & affairs deputy.
Evening – Marathon music video & dvd session
A.M. – Chase up the council refunding the overpaid council tax. Chase up ex-landlady over return of deposit on old flat. Finish writing contracts for support workers for post personal budget.
P.M. & Evening – At work
9am to 2pm – Work
P.M. – Weekly Shopping & book hotel for next week’s conference
Evening – Fawlty Towers session
9am to 3pm – Work
P.M. Chase up results of Steven’s XRAY and chase up date for ultra sound scan
Evening – Book cabs for next week. Meeting with support worker to discuss his time keeping.
A.M. – Work
P.M – Do a cover versions tape with Steven and then watch Gladiators video
Evening – Another marathon music video and dvd session
A.M. – Housework, followed by Mencap Pool
P.M. – Do the follow up paperwork for the direct payment tax return.
Evening – Write up final contracts and my plan for the personal budget for the support planner’s approval.
Obviously, each day includes doing Steven’s baths and cooking the meals. And there may have to be room made some time during the week if (a) the appointment for the scan comes through, or (b) Steven’s pain gets worse and we’ll have to go back again to the GPs
I’d like this to be my last post with “Personalisation” in the title. I don’t want to hear any more from the personalisation crowd about how “liberating”, “joyful” and “full of choice and freedom” it is to have a personal budget.
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