Hi Adrian, It's good that you want to help your son and I can certainly see what you mean about him doing a job but not bettering himself. I hope others can help you, but this is really a forum for carers, not careworkers. That is, most of us look after our own family members without pay, and some o...
Henrietta, I do admire your persistence! The behaviour of helicopters is just the final straw. I hope it settles down for you.
I think they call them 'continence nurse' rather than 'incontinence nurse'! bit of a misnomer. We accidentally found one because a neighbour worked at the community centre where their offices were. Before this, the carers and district nurses had repeatedly said there is no continence nurse or there ...
Hi Annette,

You need to email the helpline as they are so busy, and they will get back to you in a few days. Maybe just copy your first post in the email.
I missed the beginning of this. It isn't a speedwell - they have tiny little flowers with petals almost joined. It looks like some kind of bellflower (campanula). I am not an expert. I can't see which of those leaves belong to it. Here is a garden one: https://gardeningwithcharlie.com/grow-bellflowe...
Here's a squirrel from this weekend:
Jenny, I had replied at length on the other thread before you wrote. But there is not much advice I can give. I also feel extremely uncomfortable discussing the subject because there is so much prejudice against this particular disability. My brother was walking around, though slowly, till he was ab...
Hi Pet66,

It looks like a hedging plant. Do you like it? If not, throw it away! What is it doing in a pot? Makes it easier to chuck...

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/search-re ... thunbergii
I did post a link to First Mobility - sorry, it's First Call Mobility - on the other thread - here it is again: https://www.1stcallmobility.co.uk/products/details/brw1000-portable-bariatric-plus-size-wheelchair-scales I don't have any connection with them but they are one company selling this kind o...
It would be irrelevant if she can't get into a wheelchair.

It will not help you to PM me, because I did not have your situation.

There are actually a lot of doctors and others who think obesity is purely a problem of self-control. It isn't that simple. But you have to be lucky with your doctor.