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<t>Thanks malc for your reply , like you i have no idea how to try working 30hours , self employment may be a future option although i have a great work situation that is sympathetic to my caring situation and are very flexible, but there is not extra hours on offer. <br/> I agree re college etc but...
<t>On receiving the fantastic news that both my sons aged 16 and 18 had secured fulltime apprenticeships I rang working tax credits and updated them on my change of circumstances what a shock I got. Even though I am a carer and work the required 16 hours apparently because i no longer have qualifiyi...
<t>Hi <br/> I have faced a similar concern re my parents and their need for more support. We have found the best solution in a type of sheltered flat complex that has on site 24 hour care available (at a reasonable cost) which can be bought in hourly segments. also on site is a cafe where hot meals ...
It would be interesting to see how many carers are also disabled or have life limiting illnesses themselves.
<t>I am very lucky that my husband does try to make sure that I get a break and do get some 'me' time , Its hard because as a extended family we look after 4 people with different needs inc my husband . I also work as a PA via direct payments . I just wanted to share my little annecdote<br/> <br/> i...
<t>as far as i am aware the goverments (including the coalition government) have made it very very clear that care has to become more 'individual' budget based , people have got to be given the choice on how their care is provided , even if your local council only provides care for substantial and c...
<t>hi<br/> i may have lost the thread here a little bit, i am not 100% sure what disability you are dealing with but it is obvious you have to have a large amount of imput from carers. Although it is a brave step and needs strong resolve i would ask to be told what your husbands personal/individual ...
<t>has anyone ever been asked to provide proof of their earnings as a family carer , in relation to care assessment charges , i have and refused! i told them the assessment should be on my husbands personal income and has nothing to do with me, they got stroppy but i told them to take me to court to...
I read read read , i love crime novels , csi stuff , great real life stories but not about child abuse etc , quiet time with my bible often helps as well as logging on line and chatting to friends etc.
I have now seen the consultation, I personally dont think the 8 separate documents are easy to understand , the proposals are not easily understood and there is no easy read version for anyone for who written english is not easy to understand , this will include people with learning difficulties, dy...