Over the last couple of days I have rang a load of helplines, basically no help at all.
I have explained all my issues, I am an unwell unpaid carer, my main caree died last year, grieving upset.
I am looking after carees with multiple health problems who are getting very little treatment and support.
I mentioned one of my carees took an overdose as they could not cope anymore.
I am tired exhausted , need a break, not sleeping.
None of these telephone lines suggested:-
Needs Assessment .
Mental health Services, community Mental health team.
No one mentioned the Care Act and that I had more rights as an unpaid carer.
One suggested I could apply for carers allowance, but I am on long term sickness benefit so cannot get
They weren’t much help at all.