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    Who pays for a replacement hoist

    Hi

    I wonder if there is anyone that can give me some guidance?

    My brother is severely disabled and lives in a residential care home. They have advised us that he needs to have new slings/hoists so they can move him around the home safely. These will be for his own personal use.

    They have asked him to pay for these himself from his benefit savings at large cost? Is this correct, I've tried to look for advice online but I'm not having much success.

    Any advice much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    It will depend on who is responsible for paying for his care.

    If it is the NHS then they should provide the equipment.

    If it is the Council (Social Services) then funding is means tested and he may be expected to pay for equipment that is for his own use if he has savings or capital.

    If it is private care he will have to pay for equipment that is for his own use.
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