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well it works well for my family situation and all carers involved whether they be family or not, it gives my wife the full time care she needs, it gives her as much independence as possible with people she knows best rather than strangers, how dare you use my post in this way Chris, I hope your int...
under present rules with our council and Direct payments you can employ a family member providing they don't live in the same household, however in exceptional circumstances it can be possible employ a family member in the same household but this would have to be agreed with your Adult Social Care t...
I'm really sorry to hear of your situation, my wife has clusters of seizures and needs regular rescue medication to bring seizures to an end ,so needs full time care/support, I really hope your son gets some seizure free days?. Epilepsy is so unpredictable for those that are uncontrolled, we try our...
Welcome back ! my wife (48) also has severe epilepsy. We are lucky to have a care package in place with social services who have been brilliant in our area. I really hope your son gets better control one day. We have a long history of trying various treatments here in the uk, my wife's condition sad...
Hi there, I'm Keven from W.Sussex I look after my wife who has mental health issues, I also have three children, all boys! My youngest son has just been diagnosed with epilepsy. Hi Keven, I look after my wife also she has severe epilepsy, I hope your son gets his seizures under control. I can be a ...
Hi Jon, it sounds like you're in a difficult situation, before you give up work have you thought of having a care needs assessment done by your local authority? My wife has severe epilepsy with seizures or clusters of seizures most days and requires 24 hr care. As you I work full time, caring and wo...
Hi Paul, another Paul here :roll: I'm sorry you've lost your job due to caring for your son it seems your employer should have been a bit more sympathetic :-??? . My wife has severe epilepsy and she has seizures or clusters of seizures most days. Epilepsy as you'll know is a very unpredictable condi...
Hi Bob, she certainly won't loose any pip if you did move in eventually as that's none means tested, ESA is different if she's in the support group without any premiums that she won't loose anything however if she's on the income related ESA then if you do live together they will count your income a...
Emily, you're doing brilliantly, as carers we have busy lives so don't feel you have to reply back, as long as the information is helping you both that's all that matters. As for gardening Lisa also enjoys that but she can't do too much & has to supervised, at our holiday home she loves doing the fl...
Hi Bob, do you think you'll eventually move in with your girlfriend? which benefits are you worried about?. She sounds a very lucky person to have you looking after her, like I said before there is support out there for when you're working, it depends what you both want at the end of the day relatio...