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by twinsauntie
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: 1st Court hearing SGO - knowing my rights as Council are useless!
Replies: 1
Views: 922

1st Court hearing SGO - knowing my rights as Council are useless!

Hi there, After 2 long years of totally unhelpful social workers (we're on our third), many more years of emotional turmoil, being misadvised and being fobbed off time and time and time again by the council to the point where I actually told them I thought I was going to have to let my nieces go int...
by twinsauntie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

Re: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

Hi, I managed to get through to the help line and was given some invaluable help and advice, so thank you very much for that, no need to reply to the above!
Once again, thank you so much for your support! :)
by twinsauntie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

Re: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

Hi Suzie, The situation is worse, as I have had to move out of my home and share with my parents! Not good for my mental health at my age! It was a case of having nowhere to go or move in with them and the council knew this, but also knew that my mother wouldn't see us homeless. Universal Credit don...
by twinsauntie
Tue May 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

Re: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

Hi, maybe there is someone in the same situation as me that knows of ways/means to get the financial support I need in order to continue to care for my nieces. Having been given some legal advice, it would appear that because I personally picked up the girls from their drunk mother nearly 2 years ag...
by twinsauntie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

Re: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

ied53 wrote:Do NOT go to court privately this absolves the childrens services of all responsibility leaving you with no support or financial assessment for a possible allowance.
Thank you.
by twinsauntie
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

Re: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

Hi Suzie, The arrangement whereby the girls were put into my care was initiated by Social Services. They were no longer safe with their Mother, so, to prevent them having to go into care I was happy to look after them (and still am). A child protection / child in need plan is in place. In September ...
by twinsauntie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

Re: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

Hi Suzie, thank you so much for your reply, that's been the best support I have had in the last 10 months! I'll go through it all, take it in and reply!
by twinsauntie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 9
Views: 9075

It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

I don't know if anyone else is in the same situation and can advise me, but I am at a loss as to who to turn to and just don't seem to be getting anywhere! My 11 year old twin nieces have been living with me since September 2017, their father abandoned them when they were 2 and currently lives somew...
by twinsauntie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!
Replies: 1
Views: 3108

It feels like as a family carer I'm discriminated against!

I don't know if anyone else is in the same situation and can advise me, but I am at a loss as to who to turn to and just don't seem to be getting anywhere! My 11 year old twin nieces have been living with me since September 2017, their father abandoned them when they were 2 and currently lives somew...