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<t>Hi Londonbound, <br/> <br/> I am sure it is a health and safety risk for staff to be untrained in using a hoist etc The agency should be providing new staff with certain training and it should only be up to your friend to train then in "his ways" and how he prefers things done. I think you would ...
Hi Emer, I agree with Parsifal. Unless you have breaks and help you really will not be able to carry on caring for your Mum. She needs this spelt out to her.

Melly1
Hi Cheryl, do the Stressless tablets say on the label if they contradict with any perscription meds?

Melly1
<t>Hi Anita and welcome, <br/> <br/> I'm sorry I have no experience of how to get suitable support for your daughter. My caree has autism, this causes him to have anxiety which at its worst really limits life. <br/> <br/> The only advice I can give is that different GP's have different interests and...
<t>OOh Ladybird, you have worked so hard to get to this point. What is lovely is that this is something your daughter and you both want; she is going to get the chance to be more independent (and you have found her place that has the right background and skills to enable this to happen.) And you wil...
<t>So true and gets even harder at adulthood - no services or support whatsoever. No funding/decision on funding if you do get a place .... <br/> <br/> I found it easier to give S enough structure and activity when he was younger, now he no longer goes to bed before me ... I have longer hours to fil...
Hi Nannypat and welcome.

Melly1
<t>Gilli - sorry to hear your son has lost a good befriender, it is a shame there was no overlap, now you need to induct the new person .... Hope the next one is found quickly and is at least as good as the old one.<br/> <br/> S has had befrienders before an assortment of ones through projects and o...
This is another terrible story. There are so many unscrupulous people out there willing to take advantage. Often though, it seems the police can do very little at onset because the disabled person (who is all trusting) enters into the "friendship" willingly. I have heard my next door neighbours (not...
<t>Scally,<br/> <br/> I agree with you; for some young disabled people, work is an option IF it is set up and supported properly. I see no reason in the future why S could not work part time - but he would need a suitable working environment (calm, quiet, low arousal), a job that interests him (cook...