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In my area the district nurses visit daily to help with diabetes injections and blood testing.

Can be arranged through the doctors.
Every year our council run a winter warmer campaign, it gives a grant to a charity to promote keeping warm etc for elderly/disabled. If you have no or bad central heating and are on low income might be able to get a better system supplied. They advise keeping temp minimum 18 Centigrade, keeping door...
I have a lot of experience with housing, they are not very helpful. Basically they would consider your daughter has a roof over her head and that it is it , nothing about your feelings or unsuitability. By taking your daughter back in , it has eliminated her need for housing. Try contacting your loc...
I just don't think the G.P. understood my caring situation at all, that I should contact Social Services and they will provide help. Social Services were cutting services leaving the elderly/disabled with little help. One G.P. was very shocked when I told the whole story, I think they have rose tint...
I have contacted a bereavement councelling place who have a big waiting list, I was told about another place but you have to be referred by the doctor. I did go to the doctors shortly after my caree passed away, the doctor did gave me some sleeping tablets and that was it. I did contact social servi...
I have a caree with personality disorder and no one understands, Mind Website have a lot of useful information on personality disorder. What type of personality disorder, there are quite a few? Is your partner getting any treatment, help or support, therapy? So if you want to talk will do my best to...
A letter in one of the papers raised quite a few social care issues. A intelligent young lady with as the title says can barely do anything due to cerebral palsy, needs 24 hours help and support but does not get it due to council funding cuts. She needs help to do any activity in or out the house, b...
The Benefits system were supposed to be stopping assessments with people with lifelong conditions it was in the paper. It is just a waste of time and money for all concerned, thinking that people will get better. But yes my wife has the same, we have to go to a town 20 miles for yet another assessme...
There has always a been "that is cheaper to provide care in peoples homes " that's what we have always been told. There's the cost of the care home itself and all the fittings, beds, equipment etc, all the bills, water, gas, electric, food. The staff, care staff, cooks, kitchen assistants, Manager a...
Thing is it is all about money, NYCC and all the councils are trying to cut costs only today on the news 95 council staff are losing their jobs as the council are making cuts. Our council have contracted out the care to private care companys, all the social services carers who were on a wacking good...