Nominated Main Carer

I have finally received a copy of my Mum’s current care plan (which was drawn up and without my knowledge) and have discovered I am down as my Mum’s main carer; which I am stunned about as I have never been treated as such.

What exactly are the rights and responsibilities of being a main carer? As all have repeatedly opposed me at every single point since 2012 when my Mum started needing care.

Hi Butterfly, it isn’t an official title, but at last, not before time, recognises your central role in mum’s life. I’d see this as an enormous step forwards, especially as it has been written with mum’s input presumably.

It would be a good idea to follow it up with a request for a carers assessment. Finally, they may be learning to listen.