A Fair Deal ?

Inspired by Autism

imageI was talking with a fellow carer this week.  The young person she cares for has a serious illness and very complex needs and I admire her and her family greatly. Sadly our conversation inevitably drifted towards the lack of suitable support for Carers and services for those whom we care for. We agreed on the fact that much of the problem stems from the undervaluing of the Carer’s role. If somehow it could be given a higher profile in our society the understanding would surely be raised generally and momentum might build towards better supports? The worrying trend for not offering statutory assessments and services by many local authorities does the exact opposite sadly. Raising the contribution of Carers could and should be done at different levels. I have found that involving people in any aspect of the care giver’s role or even just spending some time around a…

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About sandrassp

I am the mum to two sons who both live with autism. I am an ambassador for NAS Scotland and co-spokesperson of the Scottish Socialist Party. I am passionate about my politics both upper and Lower key, the arts in general and like to comment on everything that shapes my landscape. I am a mature student and have begun to dabble my toes into writing. I blog about family life and my day to day experiences. My philosophy is Up and At them and Always with a smile on my face.
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