M was at a Camphill School from the age of 9, to 19. It transformed his life, and he still talks about his teacher Heidi with great affection. We exchange Christmas cards every year with Heidi, who is probably now about 80. She was very fond of her class. (They don't always change teachers every ye...
Someone mentioned Camphill Communities. We have one not far from here and I know two people who work there. neither had any experence of working with people with special needs before. One is a nice, kind person who does her best but she says she gets little support from other staff or management. Sh...
Daughter and boyfriend think they have found a private rental property just a two minute walk from us. They will need a lot of support from us with organising and paying bills and if they have any fallings out which I am sure there will be. He works but doesnt earn very much but neither of them smok...
That's a shame, there are lots of lovely privately rentable places where I live. Lucky you! around here there is nothing any good under £600 a month. I got the social worker to speak to the Housing Association and Council and apparently there's nothing “personal” about the allocation process. The c...
My son rents privately His deposit amounted to a month's rent, if I remember rightly. I don't think he had a guarantor. Are you dealing with a letting agency? As a vulnerable adult the Housing Benefit can be paid directly from the council to the landlord, on the day it's due, so no real need for a ...
The OT is going to speak to the council and find out how they allocate properties to people with LD and see if she can do anything.
Just a thought peeps. I understand that you can choose not to take one's state's pension (and gain small premium when it is taken) at state pensionable age. IF one did this could one still receive CA? I am thinking of where a small private pension be matured so that with CA and it be just as well p...
Good point. actually she has been talking about moving out for some time and she has a boyfriend so they are hoping to move in together. They will both need support with sorting out bills etc. We put their name on the housing list ages ago and they keep making bids but have had no luck. I did talk t...
.............................. and I occasionally paint in watercolours. I collect studio pottery. One day I will start painting watercolours, I make studio pottery, (although it's really garagio pottery), my kiln is firing right now, first firing since last August unfortunately, too cold all winte...
Well I’m nearly there now - a pensioner!! I got my bus pass last week and my first pension money will go in the bank in a couple of weeks. I will lose my Carers allowance but my week will still be taken up with driving my daughter around, doing all her paperwork, making and keeping appointments, tak...