It sounds like hes very depressed, would he go to the G.P? he could discuss anti depressants and counselling. I'd say to him , that I cant listen to him moaning all the time as its very draining and I would go through with him again the list of possible things to do. Is there a luncheon club near yo...
Thank you for your replies, the cellulitis has cleared up now after 2 weeks worth of antibiotics. My Mum does like the neighbour but shes a lot more tolerant than me. She never has a bad word to say about anybody ever! The neighbour isn't in mental decline I don't think, shes just self obsessed and ...
Hi I've been on here before and explained that I'm my Mums carer, she is housebound and in over 20 years has seen her brother 4x and he lives 25 minutes away! She only has me really as she wont go to a day centre or groups etc. Anyway, we have the next door neighbour who keeps coming round and offlo...
Hi OP, Sorry you are having a hard time with this I have the same with my Mums brother, my Aunt and cousin. My Mum has never done anything wrong and they have seen her 4 times in 20 years. What gets me is that she thinks they are nice people,and runs after them by doing things like sending cards and...
I've got a free bus pass because I used to have a bad back that affected my walking. If you have a bad back/knee etc then you could get one as well. You need to get a form from your local bus station for a disabled pass and then get the Dr to sign it. You are then entitled to 5 years free bus travel...
If you take him to the duty drop in at Social Services and leave him then they have to take him. Just explain you cant cope anymore and thats it.Dont be calling them you have to physically take him there. They will do all they can to get you to take him back but if you've had enough and cant go on t...
A couple of things, the property your Mum lives in is disregarded for pension credit purposes,so it doesnt count towards her capital. Also you contributions towards the bills and food are not strictly "rent" as such, rent pays for just physically living in the property usually.I know its really hard...
Melanie , Have you considered renting out a room in your house?If you have to go on Universal Credit which is now taking over from JSA, I think you are allowed to earn about 7.5 K from a renter before its affects your benefits. Also you should be able to apply for support for mortgage interest when...
Hi Henrietta, What I've found is that a lot of people are really for themselves and only there for others when it suits them. If a friend repeatedly lets me down and hasnt got something really major going on in their life, then I just dont bother with them anymore. Basically those people are'nt real...
Hi Ring the G.Ps and ask them to ask the nurse who visited to give you a ring to discuss what was said.Also I'd be ringing the agency of the first carer and explain that she left inadequate notes and that its affecting your ability to care for the person.