I wanted to find out about continence and dietary requirement when working out assessed charges.
Essex County Council are refusing to accept any expenses in relation to continence and only allowing £5 per week in relation to dietary requirements when working out my son’s assessed charge, saying they are an NHS responsibility.
NHS will only provide 5 per day which nowhere near meets my son’s needs, he is doubly incontinent.
ECC are also refusing to accept any contribution towards household bills which I believe does not meet MIG. I also believe this does not comply with the Equality Act as not everyone is incontinent.
He gets DLA and ESA. His social worker will not budge on this issue.
Any guidance you could give me would be very much appreciated, especially if you’ve been in this situation before or if you have legal knowledge.