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i am just so sick of bloody social services

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FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 08:32:58

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MUM23ASD Mon 06-Oct-08 09:10:00

10 steps forward....500 steps back.

have you had a letter this morning telling you out the blue?

SaintRiven Mon 06-Oct-08 09:56:34

yeah. We get the same and now we don't even have a social wroker. they knew she was leaving end september but did fuck all about doing a handover.

misscutandstick Mon 06-Oct-08 10:03:52

thats beyond unfair! how can it suddenly revert AFTER its already been decided that more help is needed???

MannyMoeAndJack Mon 06-Oct-08 10:39:39

Sounds depressingly normal for SS, although why they call themselves Social Services when it really should simply be Social Service, I don't know. Actually, the answer is because they have no money to provide services. We're still waiting to hear from the residential respite unit...the months pass by, emails and calls get made and no services happen.

I guess all you can do is call, email, chase and pester otherwise they'll be all too happy to pay you for fewer hours. You should view this inconvenience as some kind of 'test': if you don't notice the reduction in hours or cannot be bothered to chase it up, then SS save money; if you do notice and wish to chase it up then SS save money until they get around to updating their systems (this could take a few months for the right drop-down list to be found). Good luck.

PheasantPlucker Mon 06-Oct-08 11:02:17

So sorry Fio.

We got reassessed in summer. Dd scored higher, as her needs had increased. Respite got cut anyway, due to lack of funds. I sat and cried, shouted at SW, and wondered what the fuck was the point with any of it.

Sorry, I know this isn't helping, just wanted to agree with you, and say I think the whole thing is totally crap.

And I am so busy with all the appts, hospitalisation, illnesses, seizures etc etc I don't have the time to chase it all up, which - of course - suits them just fine.

FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 12:46:08

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FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 12:56:14

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batters Mon 06-Oct-08 13:04:49

oh fio hope it does get transferred.


batters Mon 06-Oct-08 13:04:50

oh fio hope it does get transferred.


FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 13:05:29

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batters Mon 06-Oct-08 13:12:59

oh fineish my dear, thank you.

And you?

FioFio Mon 06-Oct-08 13:14:04

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FioFio Tue 07-Oct-08 09:17:30

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 07-Oct-08 09:25:05

Oh be cyncical. SS is synomymous with 'shambles'. Glad they paid up though.

I need to chase up my last strop (for which I got placating there there's but no practical help).

FioFio Tue 07-Oct-08 09:28:43

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 07-Oct-08 09:31:32

I've been to the smoke (that autism conference mentioned in the Times article).

We're well- DS1 has had an amazing turn around behaviour wise (thanks to help from the person doing the literacy stuff with us- she told us what to do and it's worked). So when last week's bruises heal there should be no more.

FioFio Tue 07-Oct-08 09:36:19

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 07-Oct-08 10:01:30

Poor thing has a migraine today though (I think) so is off school.

Tclanger Tue 07-Oct-08 10:04:34

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FioFio Tue 07-Oct-08 11:25:35

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batters Thu 09-Oct-08 12:50:49

Glad you got your money, fiofio.

Jimjams - pleased to read that things have improved with you too.

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