I am 64 and have lived with my parents all my life in Rochdale, my 88 year old father died 2 years ago following a stroke then heart attack. Since then I have been looking after my 85 year old Mother who has finally been diagnosed as having mixed dementia as well as her ongoing other medical problems. For the past 12 months I have been furlough for a company I have worked for for 23 years. During furlough I have managed to get my mother the high rate of Attendance allowance, am waiting for a decision on reduced council tax and have just sent off the carers assessment form.I take her to hospital/doctors appointments. Basically all my mother does now is make a coffee and turn the television on, I do everything else, washing, cooking, cleaning, housework etc. My health has deteriorated over the past year having being put on steroids for arthritis of the shoulders and probable copd. I found out last Wednesday (24/03/2021) my firm has gone into administration and I have been made redundant. As well as being a shock this has drastically brought forward my need for help and advice about what do I do now, can I look after my mother full time as I have been doing the past year, what benefits are available.
yours hopefully john