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by Muspark
Wed May 11, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Proposed benefit changes
Replies: 5
Views: 4785

Re: Proposed benefit changes

<t>Hi David<br/> <br/> I worry about the cuts myself. The child care issue is a big one for me and my husband. I suffer from a long term illness which means I am entitled to Long Term Incapasity Benefit. I have had all the medicals in the past and have met the threshold every time.<br/> <br/> Becaus...
by Muspark
Tue May 10, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: redundancy RO payments advice
Replies: 7
Views: 7627

Re: redundancy RO payments advice

<t>What an awful time that must have been for you.<br/> <br/> In my long and weary road through the CSA system, both on old rules and new, I have discovered that calling in the MP is the way to go. <br/> <br/> They are only allowed to take 40% of your pay each week/month including arrears and usuall...
by Muspark
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: This is what the Americians think of LAC
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Re: This is what the Americians think of LAC

<t>How appalling!!! Shall they be made to sit at the rear of the bus or go to different schools? Talk about FOSTER CHILDREN - KNOW YOUR PLACE!!!<br/> <br/> Lets hope this is seen for what it is pathetic and cruel.<br/> <br/> By the way, my own kids love a good hand-me-down!! But that is MY choice.</t>
by Muspark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Update on the Nutty One
Replies: 25
Views: 22492

Re: Update on the Nutty One

<t>Hi Lucy,<br/> <br/> If the Doctor has mentioned surgery then the problems are very real. The Aunt must be made to realise that the food that she is allowing him to have whilst with her is seriously affecting his treatment, therefore it is abusive. If she can't stick to the treatment plan then he ...
by Muspark
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Support Groups
Topic: Support group in Dartford
Replies: 3
Views: 7287

Re: Support group in Dartford

<t>Thanks Piglet... we are aware that no group has been set up in this area as yet but we will travel out to support people in the dartford area until such a group is set up.<br/> <br/> We are only three people and spend hours on the road going from one end of Kent to the other but we will happily m...
by Muspark
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Support Groups
Topic: Support group in Dartford
Replies: 3
Views: 7287

Re: Support group in Dartford

<r><URL url=""></URL><br/> <br/> This is the link for Kent Kinship Care which offers support, group meetings and an advocacy service to Kinship Carers throughout Kent. People from the Dartford area are more tha...
by Muspark
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Contact
Replies: 16
Views: 15375

Re: Contact

<t>Hello<br/> <br/> As there is no contact order I would stop contact and demand a meeting where Grandma is told in NO uncertain terms that she is to supervise contact at all times and that she has failed to do this. It is totally unacceptable that a child was told you are "too old" etc.<br/> <br/> ...
by Muspark
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Raising teenagers
Topic: some folk don't deserve kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 35097

Re: some folk don't deserve kids!

That's great to know!!! Thanks x
by Muspark
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Getting support
Topic: new member needing advice
Replies: 1
Views: 6606

Re: new member needing advice

<t>How worrying this must be for you... I remember the SW saying to me that each new child should be looked at individually. So if they see the changes that have been made they may well just watch closely and monitor the situation. Eight months sober is not that much but they are doing well and hope...
by Muspark
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Final decision LGO
Replies: 9
Views: 11836

Re: Final decision LGO

<t>That is a pity.... as I said in another post to you, if you have been surrounded by negative issues and injustice then you are bound to feel negative and upset. It is a shame that you have had no closure from your complaints. I wish you the best and hope you can come back to visit the site again....