Now this is the perfect subject for me to vent over http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_biggrin.gif I too would like to see both the Government and DWP injected with a good dose of COMMON SENSE. Every dang time they do their back to work reviews, they ALWAYS without fail pull mum in... like they don...
This happened to my caree recently, too. We never even got a reminder letter either, it was sent to an address we had a badge at in 2008 http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_neutral.gif We eventually paid the fine after they sent a letter but reading this has made me consider appealing against the fi...
<t>The way I see things is that you can't rely on anyone in this day and age. The only one who can really help you to get out of the pit is yourself.<br/> <br/> I admit that this can seem like I'm pretty much against help from organisations like CUK and the like but the reality of the situation from...
<t>Could be a bit of a long shot but you might like to try your local vintage transport club (Google should help) or even a tractor club. A lot of these guys exhibit at festivals of transport and although this isn't exactly what you have in mind, they can be well connected with other exhibitors and ...
I've been fighting both social services and DWP for the past 6 years trying to get him more help and me recognised as a carer on their system - I've only just gotten into a position where I'm able to get recognised as a carer in this county... once I fill the forms out (I was about to do it when I b...
<t>Do the wheelchairs have anyway where you can "manually override" the system in anyway? I know you can do it when the batteries run flat or you develop a fault on mobility scooters but I've never had any experience with the electric wheelchair as yet. If you can over ride and push them when you ne...
<t>Well, I'm going to ignore the bait that's been dropped in here for me (for a change) and say:-<br/> <br/> In one way, a spate of people losing their homes, although it might seem a bad thing on the one hand, could actually be a blessing in disguise when you look at it from a different angle. For ...
Have you tried looking for organisations that work with people who have the same condition(s) as your husband? As things just so happened to be, Dave and I found out about a place in this area for amputees, just when his DLA forms were just about ready for renewal and they not only filled them out f...
I know it was a pretty dumb thing to have done, Charles... in all honesty, it just made my condition a lot worse and harder to treat than it needed to be http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_sad.gif I guess there was a little part of me that hoped that it'd clear up on its own if I waited a little (s...
Although I've only been here a short time, this place has become like a second home to me and I'd be lost without it. Already, there are people here whom I consider to be friends and I'd hate to imagine my life without carersuk for any reason.