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Hi Bowling Bun
I agree with you about living not too far away; my plan, is if my daughter settles into this accommodation, I am prepared to move to be near to her.
Hi couldygal
Thank you for your reply. I need to make a call to Social Services in the 'new area' to see if she could claim if she moves into this shared/supported house. Otherwise we will be self-funding!!
Hope you are doing OK?
Pollyanna
Thank you to Allen, ontheverge and cloudygal for taking the time to reply. I will take on board all your advice. My main concern is the level of support, (there is a member of staff in the house 24/7) and then an additional number of 1:1 hours. I want my daughter to be able to access activities, etc...
Thank you Penny, Rob and Melly for your replies/advice. My daughter does receive DLA, (daily living/mobility) and Employment and support allowance. I did receive Carers Allowance until I received my State Pension last year!. If my daughter is offered a room in this shared house, the plan would be I ...
Hi, I havn't been on the forum for a couple of years so I count myself as a 'returning' newbie. My daughter is 40, she is blind has some learning difficulties /autistic traits and a medical condition. For the past couple of years i have been looking for specialist housing and now we have found somet...
Hi Emma, I know from experience how difficult it is to find out of school activities...are there any inclusive theatre projects in your area, also my daughter really enjoys going to a Riding for the Disabled stables. Also, joining a rambling group as a family? I hope you find something that your son...
Hi Catheart, there are no easy answers, you are under immense pressure at the moment and from my own experience I can only say that seeing a counsellor, for me, was the beginning to thinking through how I was going to manage my caring and to see a way forward. Do not underestimate the effect on you ...
Hi Maxine Are you getting support from anyone at all? It has been a while since I accessed support from any childrens services, (my daughter is 37 ) but from my experience as a single parent when you feel overwhelmed having some to listen to how you feel does help. Please get in touch with the Carer...
Morning Maxine Welcome to the Forum. You certainly have a lot to deal with and,as a fellow single parent, I know how essential it is to take care of yourself so you can help your family. Do you have a local Carers Centre? They can be a good source of practical and emotional support. Be kind to yours...
Thank you for your very helpful advice. I left a voicemail message with Social Services re: Assessment, I'll keep you posted on how we get on.