2 Overnight carers – room allowance

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    jowalraven
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    We have a case where a lady has a team of 8 carers and at any one time, has two with her (including overnight). Would she therefore be entitled to an extra bedroom for each of the carers staying overnight? Or is it limited to one extra room regardiess of number of carers staying overnight?

    Thanks

    #113495
    Anonymous
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    Just one extra room.

    The key to it whether the claimant is a person who requires overnight care – that status is achieved by having one or more carers regularly staying over.

    Having established that the claimant is such a person, Reg 13D makes the following provision:

    [quote]The claimant shall be entitled to one bedroom for each of the following categories of occupier …and one additional bedroom in any case where the claimant or the claimant’s partner is a person who requires overnight care (or in any case where both of them are).[/quote]

    In other words, the Regs do not specify an extra room per carer, they specify an extra room per claimant and/or partner who requires overnight care

    #113501
    Andy Thurman
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    Any reason why the carers can’t share?! Many people who work ‘away from home’ will have to share twin rooms/dormitories!!

    NB Nothing to add legislatively to Peter’s spot on reply.

    #113516
    nickkeogh
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    One word Andy – snoring.

    #113518
    jowalraven
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    Thanks everyone. As ever, your depth of knowledge astounds me!

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