This is a space to create debate around CHC. Many many with high care needs are being turned down the opportunity to gain access to NHS funded Continuing HealthCare, putting pressure on the future of their independence. The current economic conditions in the UK are putting more pressure on these VERY important and much appreciated care packages. People with spinal cord injuries are very much affected by this situation, so debate, experiences and solutions to encourage CHC for those who REALLY need it, would be most appreciated.
Also came across the following online info;
Relatives & Residents Association
We support, inform and speak on behalf of older people in care
If you can use this forum, you can use Facebook. My son with learning difficulties has a Facebook account. He can’t read, write, or do any maths but we can send him pictures, messages he can hopefully ask his staff to read to him etc. I keep in touch with friends who I meet in Crete, scattered around the world, etc, etc. I never say when I am going away on the main site. I can send photos to friends. Wonderful to be able to keep in touch during lockdown.
It’s a bit longer process than registering on here as a member because there are more options.
Just follow the FB step by step process to set up the account and their privacy options which they have made easy to do. You don’t have to put any personal details in there eg job, hobbies etc - all of those are optional.
If you have a trusted friend who is savvy with FB you could ask them to help you set up your account and privacy.
You can use a fake name instead of an alias if you just want to use specific groups. I know a few social workers and teachers who can’t put their full real name on for security purposes and they just use their first name (Like Sarah Jayne).
I’ve done some research and it sounds like you’d get pulled up using a fake name. Not sure what to think, as my friend has been banned from Facebook for using her real name as Facebook claim it’s a common name.
We have an unusual surname. Facebook didn’t like it. The only way my eldest son could sign up was to split his surname in half! Last week he took a lorry for an MoT He is an engineer for the council so is always taking lorries to the test centre, most examiners know him. However a new tester thought his surname was a joke. No.1 had to explain it WAS his real name, it was on his licence!!