Yes, I also would suggest you approach Social Services ( usually known as Adult Services these days ) and ask for an assessment re your mum, and also ask for a Carers Assessment for yourself. This should prevent you from being 'fast tracked' to the Occupational Therapy section alone which may have happened before. ( Social Care, Adults Tel 020-8901-2670 ). Any care that they arrange as a result will be subject to charges but a financial assessment will be carried out re your mum's affairs so charges could be less than if you went to a care agency directly, where you would obviously have to pay the going rate.
I cant recommend any particular agency in your area. Yes, your local carers group might be useful in this respect. Be useful to make contact anyway, Lian. http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice ... e-you-live
And you can search here for local care agencies....http://www.ukhca.co.uk/findcare/
Sounds like a good time to begin to get some input.
Hope it goes well. Nice to have you with us