I am new to this service though I did post an introduction a while ago. This is my second post as my time is being taken up by concerns over my brothers care at the moment.
My adult brother with severe learning disability lives in a small, residential care home in London. The home provides accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, and learning disabilities.
The care home used to provide a fantastic service and it felt like you had walked into a family home. There was a lot of staff/resident interaction and there was fun and laughter. It was a really nice atmosphere. The last CQC report scored them Outstanding in the Caring category, and good in the other categories. Things have changed though.
Our family are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the service, particularly over the last year, and we have a number of concerns. The care home, and the organisation that run the service, are not making the effort to listen to our concerns let alone address them. After a CQC inspection we raised our concerns with them and the inspection is currently ongoing.
We feel we should start investigating the possibility that we may have to move my brother to a care home that is better able to support his needs.
My brother was signed over to the authorities in 2003 so we are not sure of what we are able to do. My father has since moved from London to West Sussex, so it would make sense that if we want to move him, and if we are able to, it should be somewhere nearer to his family.
Having inherited some money my brother is presently self-funding, though that money will only cover his care for a couple of years. My father picks him up every Saturday, he stays with dad, and returns to the home on Tuesdays. Dad would be unable to care for him full-time at home though.
Our questions are:
Would we able to move my brother from one local authority to another?
Where can we find relevant information?
When his money runs out would the new authority be prepared to fund his care?
I am sure there are more questions that I should be asking but this is a new area for me and I would very much appreciate any help or guidance as I feel out of my depth with this at the moment.
Thanks for any help or suggestions,