An old thread of mine might be of assistance here , Daffy : https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support-and-advice/former-carers/when-the-caring-ceases-some-thoughts-as-to-what-to-expect-31598?hilit=former%20carers%20prison That " Prison " aspect ... dates back to 2004 and the very first carers forum on...
To say you've had a heavy load would be an understatement. i've been a care for nearly 25 years and that excludes the time I cared for my Mum as a child. Mum passed away a bit of a month ago. I haven't worked in decades outside the home. My world has been turned upside down. I lost both parents and ...
At our GP surgery there are leaflets and things on the walls for a wide rage of support groups. Perhaps, you surgery might have something local for bereavement. A bereavement book might also be useful. I understand it feels bleak.
I'm sorry for you loss.
Cruse got back to me today, but they don't have any groups in my area. They gave me a link to a private one that charges £50 an hour, but i just can't afford that, if I want to eat as well that is. Hi Brian, Perhaps your GP can refer you to a free service for help re talking about it. I understand ...
Sadly, my mother passed away. She drove me crazy at times when she was alive, but I loved so much even if i didn't show it every day. . Within 24 hours of her passing I start to write tribute to her. What surprised me was what a loving person she was to many people - including me. She did have many ...
Have you tried to speak to a GP about your Mother? She sounds a bit delusional, regarding" a) a cocaine addict (unfounded) and b) in love with her (unfounded)". Has grief triggered a decline or mental illness? Sorry, to put it quite so bluntly. I'm not a specialist, but I have a mother who for decad...
Hi everyone! Sorry if I've caused confusion about entitlement of Carers allowance. I forgot about the importance of the caree's qualifying benefit. I got the original info from the DWP's website. You can phone the DWP about Carer's Allowance on 0800 7310297 and talk to them by phone . Hopefully you...
Caring for a parent often starts with a bit of shopping, and then.... It crept up on me really gradually. Looking back I think I probably became a carer when I was about 8 years old, and mum had my younger brother. She had arthritis, and I suspect post natal depression too, nothing was ever quite t...
Daffy, you CAN continue to claim your Carers allowance for 12 weeks if your mum is in hospital for that time. Lets hope that now your mum's in hospital they find out what's wrong with her. It seems to suggest four weeks, which considering the strain some carers would be under, seem very short. "You...
You MUST make sure that the hospital don't suddenly send mum home again, without going through the proper discharge process. (Chris will do a link for you - thanks Chris!) [/i] Hospital discharge ? The BIBLE : https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/hospitals/being-discharged-from-hospital/ I...