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Carers UK Forum • Six Year Battle Victory! - Page 3
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Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:37 pm
by cheryl
Well done you Image hopefully lots of other parents of vulnerable adults will benefit from your persistance.

Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:46 pm
by bowlingbun
A very long time ago, our carer's newsletter included a poem which began "Life is queer in it's twists and turns, as time to time every one of us learns...." It's all about not giving up, how just one more push will sort everything out. It made a huge impression on me. (I don't know how to do links to Google, could someone else do the honours for me). I will keep you posted on how things go from here, but what a lovely thing to arrive just as I go away for a few days to recharge my batteries, which had felt very, very low indeed just lately.

Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:45 pm
by no1mum
Brilliant news.

Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:10 pm
by Booksey
well done

Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:36 pm
by DaveH
A very long time ago, our carer's newsletter included a poem which began "Life is queer in it's twists and turns, as time to time every one of us learns...." It's all about not giving up, how just one more push will sort everything out. It made a huge impression on me. (I don't know how to do links to Google, could someone else do the honours for me). I will keep you posted on how things go from here, but what a lovely thing to arrive just as I go away for a few days to recharge my batteries, which had felt very, very low indeed just lately.
http://beyondthequote.com/motivational-poems.html There's a couple of other good motivational poems on there as well, for anybody who is feeling at a low ebb.

Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:13 pm
by Lucy Carers UK
Hi bowlingbun,

Thanks for sharing that on here, and congratulation on winning your battle. You are an inspiration to all the carers who are fighting battles at the moment!

Best wishes,
Lucy

Re: Six Year Battle Victory!

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:55 pm
by Scally
Good result, ridiculous that it took so long. Hope you are celebrating in style!

Re: My Money Matters - Best Practice

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:23 pm
by bowlingbun
I now have a 4 page letter from the Lead Manager for LD in the county, saying sorry, sorry and sorry. They intend to introduce "My Money Matters" right across the county. The care provider has been told that they must now redo my sons money records for the last 6 months. The County will then arrange for them to be properly audited, to check that everything is 100% right, I'm invited to meet the auditor in advance, to agree things with him/her, and all my travelling expenses will be paid. Result! The letter arrived just before I went away for a 4 day break, as things had been getting on top of me. I've since received a letter from the Leader of the entire county council saying to get in touch with him if I need anything. If anyone would like more details, feel free to PM me, this is an issue which I have been concerned about for many, many years and I'm more than happy to talk to anyone who has similar problems.

Re: My Money Matters - Best Practice

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:43 pm
by Guest
Great result but I am a little confused, is this a matter of poor record keeping or of financial abuse? If it is financial abuse should there not also be a criminal investigation as well?

Re: My Money Matters - Best Practice

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:44 pm
by bowlingbun
The My Money Matters side of things is only part of a larger ongoing investigation involving the Local Government Ombudsman. I'd rather not go into full details at this stage, suffice it to say that I seem to have opened a jumbo size can of worms. It seems whenever I mention my son's situation, I am told similar stories involving other homes and other counties. The basic theme running through these stories seems to be that the social workers who are ultimately responsible for ensuring the financial safety of their clients lack the neccessary skills to understand financial abuse even when it's put right in front of them.