Hi Katie,

My son has learning difficulties, it's a big responsibility.

I would suggest that you write out the current problems, and then think about what he NEEDS.

Then think about the options. As I see it there are three.

Doing nothing
Waiting for Social Services to sort themselves out

Then score them against his needs in the next 6 months or a year.
Can he wait until he is 18 for help from Adult Services?

From what you have said, it seems he can't stay home and do nothing, that's going to make things worse.
SSD are useless.
So doesn't that just leave hospital?

I understand that in many ways that is the least attractive option, but are the others any better? Only you can decide.