Mark you sum up my feelings exactly. I need a rest. Why should I have to jump through hoops to justify this. Great blog again.
Yesterday I received my completed Carers assessment prior to it being presented to Panel. This was following my request for an extra night’s respite.
God, it was depressing reading. I’m not blaming the social worker at all. I know that she’s appeared before enough Panels to know that to even get a sniff of a successful outcome, she has to present the carer’s life through the bleakest lens. Despite the framing, I’m grateful to her for giving a slight possibility that the Panel’s money men might say yes.
Who am I according to the report? I’m old. I’m worn out. I’m lonely. I’m unfulfilled.
Of course, there is some truth in that. But my life is more than that. There are good bits (honest). The thing that upsets me the most is the inference throughout the report that I’m old, worn out, lonely and unfulfilled because of Steven. The tone…
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