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Hello everyone, I am finding this hard to write, but I know that this forum is so supportive and filled with lovely people. My husband passed away from double pneumonia caused by COVID on Sunday. We had been shielding as he was immuno-suppressed, but unfortunately, a couple of weeks before his death...
Hi, I've been gone for a while (sorry :( ) but I really need some support and a chat. I am a carer for my husband who has complex health needs and is immuno-suppressed. So coronavirus is freaking me out so much, especially since he often gets chest problems. I am so stressed because he is in a high ...
I found a few links that might be useful: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/carers-friends-family-coping-support/#.XVCQ44Yo-yU https://carers.org/article/mental-health https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/for-carers/caring-for-someone-with-a-mental-illness Also, it does so...
Hi Daniel, I'm afraid I can't give much specific advice on caring for someone with serious MH issues. I do wonder what support you and your partner are getting? Has she got support from a doctor/psychiatrist/community mental health team? I wonder if the charity MIND has any advice for carers of thos...
I think, to be honest, if you don't want to care for her (and you certainly don't have to want to!) and the issues you are having with arguments, perhaps it would be best to get professional carers for your mum. She sounds like she is trying manipulate you into the role of carer - which is really no...
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?