I hope I haven't come across as whinging and woe is me, because that never was my intention NEVER. You have been an inspiration and lifeline to many on this forum in sharing your families journey. You continue to be so now. I just meant that everything is still raw for you and I did not want to cau...
So the grieving process goes on. We are battling on! I think we have known each other long enough for you to know that not my intent with this post to offend or upset you. I apologise in advance if it does, and will remove this post if you request it. I cannot begin to imagine all of your feelings ...
When it comes to expensive items like these, possibly an idea to talk to mam's OT if she has one. Not just about their usefulness but always risk assessment.

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You could always ask Adass, details below if they hold any guidelines for this. General Enquiries: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services 18 Smith Square Westminster London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 0207 072 7433 Email: team@adass.org.uk Contact your own Head of Social services too, and ask for a cop...
comment from twitter re above . What makes this report so significant is 2 former Chancellors & Treasury Perm Secs on committee - and they recommend immediate injection of £8bn & move to free personal care paid for largely by general taxation - a pooled risk approach. Is something shifting? Section ...
Act now on social care crisis, Lords report tells Government The Economic Affairs Committee publishes its report Social care funding: time to end a national scandal today. The report recommends that the Government immediately spends £8 billion to restore social care to acceptable standards and then...
I have my invite to attend this event in Newcastle. I agree with Chris about there having been so many other events like these over the yrs, but I use it as an awareness exercise to see what others are saying and contributing. Agenda as follows and may help if some of you who wish to complete the on...
2 elderly neighbours knocked this morning as had received their letters yesterday about paying for their TV license from next yr. One will still get it free, other will pay. Crazy system

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It is still early days for us but just wanted to share our experience to date. After 20 yrs residential care and the plan breaking down due to brothers behaviour, he was moved to a supported living place. Beauty is he is only 5 mins away from us in same town. His new care plans took some getting use...
I've asked that question a few times when fighting for my now late husband, ( thankfully managed with lots of research) A social worker told me it depended on the allocated social worker, as they would want CHC granted to save social services paying? Probably wouldn't have as much detail or even pa...