Now how about this - on Friday I went for an assessment for the new carer grant which came in in April . It is non means tested and is there for all carers providing you meet certain criteria . Well the assessment took nearly an hour and a half and was very thorough . The lady who did it was understanding and sympathetic -fatal with me - instantly need the tissues ; some of the questions she apologised for as they were not terribly relevant like "what would give you a good life " or "how would you like to improve your future " .Very difficult not to be facetious with one's answer I have to say .Anyway to cut a long story short when the assessment was finished she said she would be recommending me for this grant which she hoped would help however the government had not been over generous and the maximum I would receive would be £7.50 per week for one hours domestic help ! I just burst out laughing .I would welcome any suggestions as to what to do with this magnificent sum .