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by Muspark
Wed May 11, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Proposed benefit changes
Replies: 5
Views: 4121

Re: Proposed benefit changes

Hi David 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. Because I have this illness I c...
by Muspark
Tue May 10, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: redundancy RO payments advice
Replies: 7
Views: 6832

Re: redundancy RO payments advice

What an awful time that must have been for you. 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. They are only allowed to take 40% of your pay each week/month including arrears and usually if you complain enough t...
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: 2116

Re: This is what the Americians think of LAC

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!!!

Lets hope this is seen for what it is pathetic and cruel.

By the way, my own kids love a good hand-me-down!! But that is MY choice.
by Muspark
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Update on the Nutty One
Replies: 25
Views: 19201

Re: Update on the Nutty One

Hi Lucy, 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 simply does no...
by Muspark
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Support Groups
Topic: Support group in Dartford
Replies: 3
Views: 6522

Re: Support group in Dartford

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. We are only three people and spend hours on the road going from one end of Kent to the other but we will happily make the journe...
by Muspark
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Support Groups
Topic: Support group in Dartford
Replies: 3
Views: 6522

Re: Support group in Dartford 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 than welcome to contact us. Full contact details are listed on the site. [:)]
by Muspark
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Contact
Replies: 16
Views: 13095

Re: Contact

Hello 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. If they don't like the ne...
by Muspark
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Raising teenagers
Topic: some folk don't deserve kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 30826

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: 5923

Re: new member needing advice

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 hopeful...
by Muspark
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Final decision LGO
Replies: 9
Views: 10375

Re: Final decision LGO

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. Ki...

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