Really pleased to update you that we are currently 3 days in to our fortnight of Forum Focus - an opportunity for Forum users to hear more about Carers UK’s work. This has had great input from members so far, and we’d love it if you could take a look and add your comments to the topics being highlighted.
We are also collating your questions for our helpline advisers, which will be answered live in an evening event on Carer’s Rights Day, Thurs 25 November.
Why is there no booklet or guidance for what is available for Carers to access in regards to help social worker, mental health issues, financial services, mobility issues, or cerers holiday or help and what about NHS prioritising carers. It seems to me that once you become a carer no services are interested.
We would be interested in the rights of a family when the parents of an adult disabled child become pensioners. Our local SS pressed for a continuity of health care assessment to reduce their funding. When the assessor came to the house we were told that they believed we are greatly underfunded and if their contribution to funding would be too great they would place our daughter in care.
Our daughter is our blessing and we care for her with love . We are not looking for an increase in funding just for the threats to stop. It would be helpful to have knowledge of our rights to protect our child but also to know that staff are trained not to threaten parents although we were so intimidated by the health rep., that we withdrew the application the social worker had made for assistance as tge assessor requested. When it comes to threatening clients to reduce funding one fears for society.
I’ve been my husband’s full-time carer since 2015 and I claim Carer’s Allowance. I want to know why I don’t automatically qualify for free prescriptions, eye tests and dental care - something people on Universal Credit qualify for, even though they get more than I do.
My name is Tina, l have been caring for my son 20years . He has Autism, learning disabilities and lot of challenging behaviour. He has hydrocephalus and Epilepsy.
Leaving with me at home. I do work part time to take me out of my caring role. Also l have 80years Husband , who has unset dementia. I would be interested in what you have in supporting me with this journey l am .
That’s all about me