Hi Eun

I wasn't referring to your post. It was one of the questions I had to ask myself. Sorry if it came out that way.

Let's face it: this is a choice no one should be forced to make. But there was no way a doctor was going to have the final say. A choice that was no choice, really. Sad but true.
My sister had a massive stroke 2 and a half years ago, from which she never regained consciousness. If she'd survived she would have been in a persistent vegetative state. She was intensely independently minded. So, do you go with "I don't trust doctors" or do you go with "she would hate this."? Som...
Now Gill uses a wheelchair and needs an automatic to drive, we have a Zafira 2.0 Diesel. We found it far more comfortable than a friend's Qashquai and in fact he's just switched to a Zafira for the same reason! More comfortable than our old Zafira, too. I don't particularly like automatics - heavier...
I'd ask what training practices have had in identifying carers - chances are, they don't really know what a carer is or why they should be helping them.
It didn't have government support and so was really unlikely to get beyond this point. The usual tactic is to "filibuster", or talk out the Bill so a vote can't be taken. Because of the few MPs attending, a vote might have slipped through the net and approved something the government doesn't intend ...
Hazel, the support workers need to understand that the clue is in the title of the event...the disco is really popular (my son doesn't go to this one but to an evening one) and the fact is that the DJ is a part of its popularity. Or, put another way....the workers need to remember why they are there.
George, whatever arrangements families have over the AA/CAA (and the government recognises that it's possible for an elderly person to give their AA/CAA to their carer as payment), social services will still charge up to the maximum they can from the AA/CAA. As for the Care Act charging provisions t...
The trouble is that civil servants are as far removed from reality as their political "masters".
Robin, ask for advocacy in your own right.
Anyone over 65 can claim Carers Allowance, but if their pension is higher they won't get it due to a rule from 1910: the overlapping benefit rule. That was intended to prevent people from getting more than one relevant benefit. The issue is partly about age discrimination, but also about whether the...