Newbie to forum

Hello. I’m a mum of five sons, two stepsons, I am a full time carer to my youngest son who has spina bifida,special and complicated needs, scoliosis of the spine, double incontinence, I also care for my stepson who has PTSD and COPD and my much older second ex husband who has paranoid schizophrenia. He is not allowed to live with us but I make sure his needs are met ie. shopping etc.

We are registered with and have been in lockdown since 22/2/2020.

I suffer with osteoporosis, depression, panic and anxiety and thryroid disease.

We live in a specially adapted property built for my sons needs.

Blimey Heather, you have a lot on your plate!!

Welcome to the forum.


Hi Heather,

Welcome to the forum - sounds like you’ve got a wealth of caring experience to share here.

Do have a look round our help and advice pages and make sure you’re getting all the support you can. Our Facebook group is a good community too: Carers UK

If you would like to talk to somebody about the support available to you I would recommend calling our helpline which is open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0808 808 7777 or if you would prefer you can email at any time.

Best wishes


Hi Heather,

In theory your family should be getting masses of care…has it been left to you during lockdown??