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Moving out of Supported Housing/Personal Budgets

jojo94

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Hi I'm supposed to be moving out of supported housing soon. I am very anxious about it. Anxious about not knowing where or when I'm moving and particularly anxious and sad about leaving behind certain staff here (I'd say I'm attached to a couple of them.) I don't see how I'll cope on my own.

I've been told I need a care package/personal budget. I don't know whether to have this or not and not sure what to expect from one or how they can help you. I also don't like the idea of strangers coming in my flat.

I feel so anxious about this situation.

Would really appreciate any replies. Thanks x
 
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i'd be careful personal budgets can let them off the hook on the grounds your personal budget is providing, it's all about cuts and finding any excuse to leave people, all i'm saying is be careful
 
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Hi thanks for your reply, not sure what or who you mean when you say letting off the hook
 
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A personal budget is direct payments that social services pay directly to you that gives you the opportunity to fund your own care package in person centred way. This mean you can pay somebody to support you or go through a support company.
 
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Thanks I know that I just wondered what sort of stuff they do with people what sort of help they offer etc.
 
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Hi thanks for your reply, not sure what or who you mean when you say letting off the hook
letting social services of the hook of providing help as they've provided direct payments to pay for you buying the help you need
 
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If you mean letting mh services off the hook then that would be a good thing in my case
 
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If you mean letting mh services off the hook then that would be a good thing in my case
maybe my opinion sadly is unless i can support myself, and in this capitalist state that means employment, i need help

and i have been left without help. don't ask for something you haven't experienced as you might regret it
 
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I have no support from them anyway so no loss to me
 
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I have no support from them anyway so no loss to me
if you were getting no support from society you'd be dead, if nothing else theres my obsession the benefits, that pay the cost of living, for which sadly now you neeed they're input
 
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I think you misunderstood. I mean I don't get any support from mh services. Yes I'm currently on benefits and yes I am grateful to society for supporting me in that sense. I'm not grateful to mh services because they do not support me.
 
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What sort of support do you need/ currently receive?
 
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From who, do you mean from my supported housing staff?
 
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From who, do you mean from my supported housing staff?
Yes.

I think most people would find it odd to have a stranger in their home at the start, but then you would get to know them, I guess like when your first when into the supported housing.
 
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They help with paperwork, bills etc. They attend appts with me if needed. They chat to me and take me out.

Yeah I guess so. I feel weak by asking for the extra support though. I'm 24 surely I should be able to live on my own independently?
 
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