PS =- at the very, very least, please please email the team of experts at Carers UK itself (quicker than phoning as the help line is usually busy), and put it to them whether you have to speak to Social Workers AT ALL!!!!!! Why not simply tell them at the moment you can't make that meeting, to give ...
Ron, I know you said you can't afford legal fees, but I do, do, do urge you to get legal guidance on what you HAVE to do in respect of nosy parker SS, and what you can legally them to do by way of the 'eff off' rule! Because, to my mind, wanting to see your parents' bank statements etc is NONE OF TH...
"I'm petrified to leave him though as I'm worried he might slip even further if he was left on his own."

You weren't put into this world to be his nanny and comfort blanket.

His life, his responsibility. Time he faced up to that.

NOT your problem. HIS problem.
"And now I'll feel terrible for moaning because at the end of the day he is ill and needs support " No he isn't, and no he doesn't. He's a self-indulged, spoilt brat waste of space and my best advice to you now is to print out what you wrote, and hand it to him, and to the parents that brought him u...
How are the social workers getting access to your parents in the first place?? Who let them in? Why are they involved at all? My MIL was self funding in her residential care home and no social worker ever went near her! There was no need for them to stick their noses in! I paid her fees out of the j...
Wendy - don't disappear!

Little by little, bite by bite, we can show you how to climb up, step by step.

It does NOT have to be as dreadful as you are in now.

Please don't 'collapse' and disappear!
Hmm, from your post, two words spring to mind now@ MAN and UP. Sorry, this is just nonsense, his behaviour now! I'm trying to 'make allowances - his fear that his mother will die, his realisation that his 'carefree life' is over now that he has to knuckle down and be a dad and earn a living etc etc,...
It's extraordinary, isn't it? Here are your parents, FINALLY safely settled and happy in a care home near you (as happy as either can be)(your dad sounds a really horrible tyrant - your poor mum!) (and poor you and your sister as bullies don't usually have just one victim).....and now interfering SS...
Carrie hi - although your poor mum is young for dementia, that, grimly, is the condition of Lewy Bodies. However, I'm wondering whether, despite her youth so to speak, you wouldn't consider her moving into residential care into a care home specialising in dementia? That way she would be very well lo...
PS - I completely agree with Mr's A's recommendation about volunteering. The three 'Self-help' pillars for Depression are: - exercise - helping others -thankfulness (Thankfulness is key, as we HAVE to be able to realise what is GOOD about our lives - and for any of us living in the western world tha...