Really have a lot of problems coping, tired irritable basically unable to cope anymore, so who do I contact?
I went to A&E was there for 5 hours, explained just I couldn’t cope anymore caring, tired exhausted etc. NOTHING WAS DONE.
I spent years arguing with Social Services, complaints, Ombudsman, NOTHING WAS DONE.
I went through Mental Health Services for almost 4 years, took almost 2 years just to see someone in the first place, but was REFUSED unpaid caring help as my caree was not a service user. Gave up in the end.
I contacted the crisis service telephone helpline again and again who referred me to Social Services but I wanted advocacy to help with carers assessment etc WAS REFUSED.
I telephoned the advocacy service but was again REFUSED.
I telephoned my local councelling service and was refused councelling as I have a personality disorder, they don’t deal with personality disorders.
I have contacted my local carers centre who have told me to contact Social Services, Social Services don’t deal with Mental illness.
The Mental Health Services have told me to contact my local carers centre for Mental Health Support, none was provided.
One of my carees died last year was given no bereavement help support etc.
I have been to my G.P. multiple times, he doesn’t understand the unpaid caring situation.
So what who is my first step? I have been an unpaid carer over 20 years but have no carer help/support plan, I don’t know who to contact who to help? been there ,done that, bought the t-shirt.
There is simply no one on my side, willing to actually help and support me, majority of the time I am signposted to organisations who just won’t help.
I would like help going through the whole Social Services process, Needs Assessment, carers assessment etc e.g Advocacy but was refused Advocacy.
So who do I contact first, would like a fresh start and get some help and support in my unpaid caring role?