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I should rephrase that too all staff working there have been told not to speak to anyone, not nurses because there are many different people who work there not just nurses.
My stepdads been going 2 days a week into Ullswater Daycare Centre at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, for the last 3 years, & he loves it its a break for him he has physio a meal & gets to chat with people he wouldnt normally see, they were told on thursday that the day care facility wou...
<t>Hi charles thanks for the advice, Have been in touch with our own doctor who's going to visit my stepdad at home & see what can be done & we are going to contact his specialist as soon as he's back of holiday this week.<br/> <br/> He is benefiting from the physio even if he cant walk, to ...
<t>We are now going to have to fight to continue getting my stepdads physio, he has motor neurone disease, & is wheel chair bound, but with the use of supports & hoists etc at the hospital he is able to stand up (tho cant weight bare really) but this does improve his blood supply to his legs...
<t>Not sure on that one could be, my other sisters lives have been unaffected by my mum & stepdads health problems, they basically just carry on as they always have with no disturbance at all, yet my life has changed dramatiaclly, I re-trained as a tutor, but was unable to use the training &...
<t>Its hard going at times but we manage theres always someone worse off, the saying you can choose your friends but not your family, rings very true, I found that out.<br/> <br/> I have other close family members who do plenty of talking about mum & my stepdad, & get loads of sympathy about...
<t>Had to fight to get direct payments for my daughter which paid for just 4 hours of respite care per week, we got that for 15 months then with cut backs we lost it, because social services said my daughter no longer fitted their criteria because she'd made some improvements in her behaviour, so ge...
From what I keep hearing a lot of things are better resourced & easier for carers to access in Scotland!

It's gonna take me another week to get a letter sorted from the DWP, then god knows how long till they decide if Im going to be allowed one anyway!
<t>Still going through the process of trying to get a travel pass, to travel with my mum, they never make anything easy, its like having to jump through hoops to get it.<br/> <br/> Not only that I can only use it when she's with me so when I drop her off in daycare or at her friends I can use it whe...
<t>I had the opposite problem, I took power of attorney for my mum because no one else wanted the responsibility (have two older sisters) ended up being a full time carer for the same reasons.<br/> <br/> Also when my stepdad was diagnosed with motor neurone they wanted a next of kin, because of my m...