Important Information from May Meeting

Respite Vouchers– If you receive vouchers for your respite care, please note a member was waiting for theirs to come through, but when they phoned you now have to put a  request in each year for your vouchers, the telephone number to call 0303 333 4300.

Council Tax Reduction – Are you aware that anyone caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18, could be discarded on the council tax, so the person with the disability is not counted, the carer is not counted, so if this only leaves 1 other adult in the household you may be able to get single person discount of 25%.  Also if your house has been adapted for the person with a disability you can drop down a bracket on the scale. I.e. an extra room, an extra bathroom.  If you think that you could be entitled to disablement reduction, you should complete the – Council Tax – Disablement form which you can get from your local Halton Direct Link One Stop Shop.

Autism Spectrum Condition – Attention Card – To help someone with Autism Spectrum Condition explain themselves you can now apply for an Attention Card for Police and Emergency Services, if you would like more details or apply for a card please contact ChAPS on 01928 722384

Thanks.

Pam

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