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to think the stuffing respite carer should be on time?

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sarah293 Sun 25-Oct-09 15:56:35

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SparklyGothKat Sun 25-Oct-09 16:13:36

ours regularly cancels on us angry she was supposed to have Dd1 this weekend but cancelled again!! I am going mad at social worker on monday...

mumblechum Sun 25-Oct-09 16:17:11

That's absolutely atrocious! How the hell can you plan anything if you have to wait in for the carer?

Is it from a charity or ss?

I bet that the charity volunteers would be better than the social services. Better work ethic.

sarah293 Sun 25-Oct-09 17:03:07

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mumblechum Sun 25-Oct-09 17:20:13

Really? I know it's going back some but when we had ds1, people from an organisation called ShareCare or maybe it was CareShare used to come & look after him once a month or so, at a very reasonable charge.

It would be worth looking into voluntary organisations, like maybe Scope, Barnardos etc. (though maybe you already have).

boundarybabe Sun 25-Oct-09 17:27:04

My sis is regularly let down by hers. It's awful when she's had a bad week and is really relying on it just for some 'her' time.

Then when she does turn up she badgers my sis about the state of her house (tis messy but not dirty). The cheek!

sarah293 Sun 25-Oct-09 18:49:42

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SlartyBartFast Sun 25-Oct-09 19:02:47

oh dear

Mummyisamonster Sun 25-Oct-09 19:27:27

Make sure the social worker knows about it [the agency won't tell him/her that's for sure] and then get him/her to have a sharp word with the agency. (Also worth contacting the contracts/commissioning team at your local authority.)

If the agency gets lots of complaints/late calls, that'll go against them when it comes to contract renewal time.

Some of these agencies are utterley shambolic and couldn't be trusted to run the proverbial piss up in a brewery....angry

sarah293 Sun 25-Oct-09 19:31:20

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ciforjif Sun 25-Oct-09 19:32:58

Riven I work as a respite carer for Crossroads. I don't know if you have them in your area but they might be worth looking into as extra help. I am sure they would be able to help you. www.crossroads.org.uk

sarah293 Sun 25-Oct-09 19:39:08

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Mummyisamonster Sun 25-Oct-09 19:46:58

Riven
Could you get Direct Payments and employ yur own respite carer?

ciforjif Sun 25-Oct-09 19:54:50

Please check that because I have looked after lots of chidlren in my time including during the summer hols/weekends/evenings. Maybe it's a different scheme to ours. We cater for all!!
Direct payements is a good idea.

Mummyisamonster Sun 25-Oct-09 20:07:59

Riven, check this out www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/DG_10016128

sarah293 Sun 25-Oct-09 20:11:11

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ciforjif Sun 25-Oct-09 20:31:10

Sorry to hear that.
Also sorry to hear about the agency-does this happen a lot, might be time for a quiet word.
I know how precious the time is for carers. Sadly I hear lots of stories like this. Transport is another big problem.
Sorry to hear your Crossroads scheme could'nt help.
Good luck & God bless.

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