Then maybe two tiers is the answer, might have already been suggested but there are many who are caring for people, children and adults who have no basic living skills at all and cannot be left alone for a minute who will never be able to go to work. In this instance the carers allowance would need...
<t>Very, very sad story and such a beautiful family. The word "selfish" always puzzles me when people are discussing suicide. A lovely friend of mine committed suicide last month and she had adult children and grandchildren who she adored. She had also been a carer. <br/> <br/> I think when a person...
Hi everyone - I haven't been on here for AGES, for one reason & another, but this is such an interesting thread. I became a carer about 10 years ago (for daughter with special needs) and work just a few hours a week now. She is now in her 20's and would love a job but nothing as yet. Shaw Trust, Job...
I don't know about Shopmobility George - will look into that, thanks. http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif All the council sites in my area DO charge - where we went yesterday there was a sign which read "Please note Blue Badge holders are NOT exempt" but it was brill because we parked imme...
My Mum has just received her first ever Blue Badge. We applied & received it within a week - is this a record? I am SO impressed. http://dev.carersuk.org/j3/images/icon_biggrin.gif It will make life so much easier when I take her out. She's 84, has had bowel cancer twice and gets tired and sometimes...
Really sorry to read this .... I feel for you! I had my car broken into once and handbag & contents stolen but this is way worse and must be SO distressing. Hope you M-I-L is OK. now Gem.
Had a phone call to say that all the work can be done and Mum won't have to contribute anything. So that's a relief! It won't be done for some time though and definitely not before her op. so now we have another lady coming out soon to see what can be done in the interim. I have to say a BIG thank y...
<t>Thanks SO much Annie. I've been out shopping (only groceries) and DD was OK today. Usually go to Mum's today or take her out but I felt so stressed I just rang her instead. <br/> <br/> I have calmed down a bit & realise that I've done my best - so if the council lady comes and says Mum has to...
Jean - I'm not kidding - if I was near you I'd come and give you a BIG hug right now!!

Stress and worry about the future and sulking and arguing is bad enough on a daily basis but you have to be a SAINT to do all that some of you do!!
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Thanks for your relies. It helps just knowing someone is listening. http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif I have spoken to the person at local council and she needs to see copies of last 2 bank statements so am meeting her at Mum's in a few days. As I understand from her if the council agree...