Single mum

For issues specific to autism / Asperger Syndrome.
Hi I'm a single mum of three autistic kids ages 8,12,14.
I have multiple sclerosis and I'm finding things so had right now.
How do I get help with respite care?
I have no family who help as I do everything myself.
Hi Lisa ... welcome to the canteen.

Down to me to kick off , very quiet on the forum as I type.

Respite care ?

( Assuming that the monies needed to replace yourself are simply not available ? )

First step ... Needs and Carer assessments ... through your LA :

Needs :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-ca ... ssessment/

Carers :

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... assessment

Only one slight problem ... time ... from applying to receiving ... a classic post code lottery out there.

The " Book " suggests within a month ... in reality , anytime from 1 to 10 months !

Benefits / allowances ?

Everything being claimed ?

Online benefits calculator for that free financial m.o.t. :

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

If any abnormalities are revealed ... especially if Universal Credit has been rolled out on your manor , just shout ... and
we'll have a crack at solving them.

Housing ?

Any problems ?

Others will be along to extend their welcomes , and a few will concentrate on the caring side ... especially for the boys.

I have one in particular in mind ... she will drop in later ... possibly this evening ?