Does anyone receive money in their personal budget to help them be a better parents to young/adult children, help in their caring role and improve skills? It mentions it in the support needs assessment form? I’m confused what type of things would this entail?
Not yet but we are researching it. NHS has a very useful social care and needs assessment guide worth reading Social care and support guide - NHS. I plan to use the money to purchase adaptive equipment. But this is dependent on your personal needs etc. What do you think your son or daughter needs?
My younger son, M, was incredibly hyperactive, couldn’t talk, couldn’t concentrate on anything, so blaming the mother was the easiest cop out, and it was suggested that I needed parenting courses.
Somehow they didn’t see that M’s older brother was exceeding all his developmental milestones, was calm, polite, etc. etc.
Somehow they didn’t hear me when I said that I used to run a Brownie pack of 24 girls, SINGLE HANDED.
It took eight years before someone outside the NHS told me that M had been brain damaged at birth.
Officials can be very blinkered, if this child is playing up, there may be an undiagnosed health issue!
I agree. When my son was a baby, I took him to see a pediatric urologist. This was 2 1/2 years ago when he was 4 months old. The so called “professional” urologist had a horrible mindset and his attitude was horrible as well. I switched after that. He did not answer any of my questions or order relevant tests. Nor did he make the effort to greet us or smile at my son who was in his pram.
When I asked about urodynamics, his response was “Not interested”! I was shocked and left his office within thirty minutes. I then sent a polite but strongly worded email to the head of the urology team that night describing what had occurred during the appointment when both kids were sleeping. Some doctors are just silly. We never went to that specialist again.