Well it's not so much a break as much as my husband is in hospital...again. But when I'm not at the hospital visiting/sorting things out, I just don't know what to do with myself. I'm so used to being with my husband 24/7 and helping him with everything, so just have no idea what to do with myself w...
Ah I see. I think, and someone may correct me on this, you can still get support from the council to organise/facilitate care packages even if you are assessed as having to pay for some/all of it.
Welcome to the forum. We can all relate to that worn down/burn out feeling.

Feel free to ask anything/vent when needed :) but as someone has already said - if you want to, you can give us a bit more info about your situation and we can as a collective try and support you practically too.
Are social services or anything involved with your father in law? If it hasn't been done already a needs assessment should be done to get support for him.
Not to seem like I am being nosey, but I wonder why you are paying privately from the off? Has a needs assessment from social services been done to see if the council will contribute to care?
Hi, Welcome to the forum. Ive been a carer for my husband for quite a few years now (he got ill at 25 and he's 34 now). He doesn't have the same condition as your husband, but I can relate to being overwhelmed and wondering about the future when things first start/things change. This is a great plac...
I spoke to a medical negligence solicitor who is an expert in the field and is also on the board of AvMA. She was very helpful, but I still think I'll get some more advice from other legal specialists
I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. If I am honest, and don't get me wrong here or take offense, it sounds like you are in an emotionally abusive relationship. From what you have said he doesn't treat you well (cutting you off from friends/family, criticising you, not spending any time with y...
Thanks for the replies and advice. I've spoken to one solicitor so far who thinks there may be a case, but would be very difficult to prove negligence legally in my husband's case. There is a pretty high bar to prove it in law. So not sure if it's the best route to go down. May speak to some other s...
Thanks for your posts. It really makes me feel better to read them. We are getting good aftercare at home. He has been getting rehab at home and the district nurses etc. We don't have any carers coming in, but he does have a support worker for a few hours on a Friday to give me a chance to go out an...