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Carers UK Forum • wife is mums carer, but can mum get additional help?
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wife is mums carer, but can mum get additional help?

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:40 pm
by biggurs
Hi everyone
would like to take this opportunity to say hi to all from a newbie
I was wondering if anyone out there can give me some advise.
My wife is the official carer for my mum. We have recently moved out but still care for my mum. My wife cares for her for more than 35 hours a week but because we dont live with my mum anymore and we have a 5yr old, my wife cannot get to my mums until about 10.30 in the morning.

My mum asked me to ring up the social services to get a carer to come round just in the mornings, in addition to my wife being her carer because of difficulties she faces in the morning.
Is this possible? will social services supply a carer just for the morning? I understand nothing in this world is free so it may be the case that she may have some deductions from her DLA but mquite new to all this.

I was wondering if someone can give me some advise on this matter before i call social services

Hi and welcome to the

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:47 pm
by no1mum
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Get in touch with social services and request a carers assessment for your wife, this will assess your wifes needs. I can see no reason why you couldn't get a paid carer to go and attend to needs in a morning. I know how difficult it is juggling caring and having a little one as well, I was in a similar situation.

Karen

Welcome to the forum Biggurs Probably

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:52 pm
by susieq
Welcome to the forum Biggurs

Probably the best people to give you advice are the Carers UK Advice Line team

Carers UK's advice line
Tel. 0808 808 7777
Wednesday and Thursday
10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Email address is adviceline@carersuk.org

You can self-refer to Social Services - and you can find the number on your local authority website; you will need to contact the Adult Services team, and yes, there is usually a charge depending on your circumstances. Alternatively you could contact your local Crossroads who can also supply someone to help (again there will be a charge). www.crossroads.org.uk

Thankyou so much for all

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:54 am
by biggurs
Thankyou so much for all your replies and many thanks inadvance for any future ones.

Hello and welcome to the

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:05 am
by krys
Hello and welcome to the forum Image

Hello there, and welcome to

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:55 am
by Caring_Mind
Hello there, and welcome to the Forum. I can only speak through experience where I cared for my Mother, but also had Care Workers. The best advice is as the others say - ring the CUK advice line. I hope you can sort this out. Image