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Carers UK Forum •very worried & feel stressed
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very worried & feel stressed

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:34 pm
by amandah
Hi I am a carer,and I am very worried as Hubby gets DLA at the moment. He is over 65 and I am terrified that he will not get any thing else.I also get carers allowance.( Big deal) & its taxed as well. Why when I am saving this government from thousands!! I will never ever see my hubby in a home. He is here with me.The whole system is wrong. When a Mother who has 11 children can have a new home built and yet I cant even get attendance allowance as I am awake most of the night worried in case my Hubby needs me in the night. Regards amandah

Re: very worried & feel stressed

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:26 am
by bowlingbun
Amandah, the benefits system is very complicated. Don't get too stressed, ring up the Carers UK helpline. Depending on your financial circumstances, Social Services could arrange a package of care for you, but it's best to speak to a helpline because there are so many things which can vary. If you never get a good night's sleep, because you are always semi awake, then find out more about the various alarms etc. which are available.

Re: very worried & feel stressed

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:20 pm
by amandah
Thanks for your sweet reply. Yes your right. I need to stay on top . Had a bad morning as poor hubby has to attend the low vision clinic as he has the start of cattaratchs ( sorry spelling) In both eyes, so feel tearful and not doing anxiety any good. Anyway the weather does not help, its freezing cold. Hope all is well, regards amandah