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Carers UK Forum • Hey everyone :) newbie here
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Hey everyone :) newbie here

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:16 pm
by Emma_1410
I'm Emma from Newcastle, I have 3 lovely kids, 1 of my children has cerebral palsy , he is nearly 12.
Just looking to meet new people :)

Re: Hey everyone :) newbie here

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:52 am
by York52
Hi Emma,
Welcome,I am sure you will get lots of support and friendship here.

Re: Hey everyone :) newbie here

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:23 pm
by bowlingbun
Hi Emma, welcome to the forum. I have a 35 year old son who was brain damaged at birth, he's strong and fit as a flea, but can't do any maths at all, can't read and write. Other parts of his brain are entirely unaffected. I hope you've managed to negotiate the benefits maze to get all the benefits you are entitled to, and you have been told about the Family Fund. Money won't make anyone better, but it can certainly make life easier if you can invest in a few labour saving gadgets etc.

Re: Hey everyone :) newbie here

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:40 pm
by Melly1
Hi Emma and welcome, I care for S who is now 23.

Does your son go to mainstream or special school? Is he able to walk? He is getting to the age now where it is getting bigger and more physically difficult to care for.

melly1

Re: Hey everyone :) newbie here

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:50 am
by Saffy
Hi Emma and welcome.
I care for my 18 year old son who has ME, he has painful scoliosis (curved spine), TMJD (causing jaw/face and head pain) and suffers with depression and anxiety.
Its challenging at times, but we have a great relationship and we manage to support and help each other along.
I hope you enjoy using this site and find it supportive, as I do.
Best wishes :) xxx