Single mum

Hi I’m a single mum of three autistic kids ages 8,12,14.
I have multiple sclerosis and I’m finding things so had right now.
How do I get help with respite care?
I have no family who help as I do everything myself.

Hi Lisa … welcome to the canteen.

Down to me to kick off , very quiet on the forum as I type.

Respite care ?

( Assuming that the monies needed to replace yourself are simply not available ? )

First step … Needs and Carer assessments … through your LA :

Needs :

Getting a social care needs assessment - NHS

Carers :

Carer's assessment | Carers UK

Only one slight problem … time … from applying to receiving … a classic post code lottery out there.

The " Book " suggests within a month … in reality , anytime from 1 to 10 months !

Benefits / allowances ?

Everything being claimed ?

Online benefits calculator for that free financial m.o.t. :

If any abnormalities are revealed … especially if Universal Credit has been rolled out on your manor , just shout … and
we’ll have a crack at solving them.

Housing ?

Any problems ?

Others will be along to extend their welcomes , and a few will concentrate on the caring side … especially for the boys.

I have one in particular in mind … she will drop in later … possibly this evening ?