Charities and Support Archive

Stress Prevention and Treatment

Apparently, I’m suffering from stress. *All gasp in shock* I know, right? Didn’t bat an eyelid.   I spoke to a doctor and have subsequently looked up the Mind web page on stress as well …

Wendy’s Woofers

I promise not to harp on about our dog too often, it isn’t what this blog is about but as you know I’m very much into animal welfare so it’s only right I explain where …

Update on Jude’s social care situation

    I realise I haven’t written about my communications with the council a great deal recently. This is partly intentional because a) I don’t want to appear like I’m whinging again and b) I …

Direct Payments

  A while ago I think I mentioned how I was hoping to transfer Jude’s Jubilee House hours into Direct Payments so we could hire a Support Worker for him once a fortnight. Well, as you …

Family Fund post

    Occasionally, I write a post for Family Fund based on a topic they give me as a focus. Family Fund “is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill …

Family Fund article

There’s nothing in this linked post that you don’t already know but I was asked by Family Fund to write about our support crew and who it involved. For me having a support crew is all …

Cerebral Palsy

Having felt a bit lost with my blog recently and wondering if anyone actually read it, I was given an answer today through a lovely phone call from someone struggling with social care support for her disabled …

Autism Assessment

So in chasing up Jude’s autism assessment yesterday…yes the one I requested in November 2015…I have been told that I won’t hear from anyone until the new year of 2017. Honestly, I’m not joking. I …

Council meeting

I met up with two members of the council on Friday to discuss possible support for Jude because I’ve managed to get myself into a confused mess over what is and isn’t possible, how to …

Forward Steps…

I had two fabulous phone calls on Friday regarding Jude. Firstly, my lovely contact at the Special Yoga Foundation called to see if she could come over for a meeting this week to discuss the …