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Carers UK Forum • Another Newbie
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Another Newbie

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:33 am
by Gemma_14102
Hi People,

This forum is new to me. I am 26 years old and the sole carer for my mother. My mother was fit and able until May 2012, now she is in a wheelchair and needs help with everyday tasks. As you can imagine, everything is new to both of us.
It will be good to have a place to find out information and advice.

Gemma

Re: Another Newbie

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:00 pm
by bowlingbun
Hi Gemma, welcome to the forum. I hope someone has put you in touch with Social Services, so your mum gets support and you can have some time to yourself. Depending on how old mum is, she may be entitled to disability benefits and you might be eligible for Carers Allowance. Money doesn't make people better, but it can make life easier!

Re: Another Newbie

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:22 am
by Melly1
Hi Gemma and welcome,

It sounds like you and your Mum have had to accept a lot of change over the last two years. I hope you find the forum supportive.

Melly1

Re: Another Newbie

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:26 pm
by Vivien
Hi Gemma,

Welcome to the Forum. I am also a full time carer for my Mum. Our lives have changed a lot in the last 18 months. I find the forum a brilliant place for 'chat'.

Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Sometimes we just need a 'sounding' board for our feelings and other times we need help.

I hope 'we' can all help you!

Take care and remember, you are not alone

Viv
xx