Well the transitional social worker came today (not adult social worker, more on this in a mo). She will be here to guide us through the whole process from children's srvices to adult. I asked who will be our adult social worker and apparently we wont actually get one. If we need help in the future we will need to phone and they will send someone here (who will not know us at all ) that will try and help what ever it is we need .
Beth will have to have a lot of reassesments in the next few months. They will be,
1 Her finances to see if she has lots and lots of money to help pay for her care needs.
2 Her mental capacity to see if she is able to make decissions herself and if not she will be appointed someone who will speak for her . My concerns here are that if she needed further corrective surgery that none of us want her to have anymore, then someone else who does not know her history will stick their noeses in and go against us. I have told her i will not be well pleased over this, and directed her to proffesional that know her really well so she has an insight into her past history.
3 They will look at her direct payments and ilf but she has said she she will be telling them she still needs them. Let's hope they all agree.
4 Respite services. She will try to find another respite home for her but has promised us she can not guarantee anything as there is not much around. I asked what will happen then and she said we will worry about it when the time comes, easy for her to say.
She is not the dragon i was lead to believe she was but i am not going to think everything will go smoothly as i am not that stupid. It will save me from not being to upset or depressed if things do not go to well.
I do feel it is going to be a very hard trying year and am just glad we have light at the end of the tunnel with our upcoming holiday.
Oh one last remark she needs hearing aids but for some silly reason did not wear them, so kept asking for me to repeat myself