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Bubbles with a child over 18 with sn

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GreenPop Tue 16-Jun-20 08:13:11

Apologies if this has been asked, I’ve tried searching through but can’t see an answer.
I know it’s been mentioned on the news about bubbles for just singles or single parents with children under 18.
My child turned 18 in May but has special needs so is very much a dependant. I am in the vulnerable group but not in the extremely vulnerable group.
Is there any exception for those with dependant children but are (just) 18+?
The whole lock down thing has severely affected my fairly fragile mental health.

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traintoskaville Tue 16-Jun-20 08:19:47

Are you a single parent OP? If you are I wouldn't hesitate forming a bubble with someone else in your position.

EggysMom Tue 16-Jun-20 08:22:35

I don't think there are hard rules that say the bubbles only apply up to the point where your child is 17 years and 364 days old .... Do what you need to do for your mental health and your child's health, just be sensible about it flowers

NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Tue 16-Jun-20 09:10:56

"I don't think there are hard rules that say the bubbles only apply up to the point where your child is 17 years and 364 days old"
Well clearly there is because it is for people who live alone or for single parents with children under 18.

Racoonworld Tue 16-Jun-20 09:29:31

According to the guidelines no your not allowed to form a bubble as your not a single parent with child under 18. I strongly feel that people should stick to the guidelines as if everyone breaks them then it’s going to take much longer to get the case numbers down low enough. However to be honest I’m your case I would just do it, your child has only just turned 18 and sounds like you are struggling.

GreenPop Tue 16-Jun-20 10:19:19

Yes I’m a single parent.
We’ve completely and utterly stuck to the rules up until this point.
I even disinfect shopping, post etc. Slightly ott I know but it’s been something under my control. I’ll completely be sensible about it but I really do need proper interaction and a proper hug.. thank you all replying.

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MrsBobDylan Tue 16-Jun-20 11:26:23

Actually things are different for those with a SN child. We were allowed to travel further and that child was allowed to go outside more than once when the rules were once a day only.

I strongly urge you op to do what will help you cope. People telling you to stick to the rules are well meaning but wrong in this instance. You need support and company, that isn't different if your child is just into adulthood.

I have a SN child who is 10 and SS were keen that I still access respite for him so our family can cope better. This is no different. Please put yourself first.thanks

GreenPop Tue 16-Jun-20 13:30:50

Thank you, I think I really need to hear that.

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