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by Help 1870
Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Early stages - Case Conference - Urgent update
Replies: 104
Views: 60330

Re: Early stages - Case Conference - Urgent update

<t>quote:Originally posted by ied53<br/> <br/> I also recorded when they seemed to be under the influence of..... smelt heavily of.<br/> <br/> Irene <br/> Grandparent carer in Lincolnshire<br/> <br/> <br/> Just my personal opinion but I dont think contact should go ahead if the parents are showing s...
by Help 1870
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: BEING MUM
Replies: 5
Views: 5014

Re: BEING MUM

<t><br/> It was a very interesting and informative conference, A little bit uncomfortable for some of us to hear the lengths that some LA's go to to support families particularly over contact issues knowing we get little support, but they showed a very good model and perhaps something all LA's shoul...
by Help 1870
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: information needed on kinship holidays please
Replies: 7
Views: 5949

Re: information needed on kinship holidays please

<t><br/> Hi Nana 20, I can only provide information on one of the kinship holidays thats taking place. <br/> <br/> Kinfest 2011 is at Southview Leisure park, Skegness, 6th - 13th August. This is the second year that carers from all over the country will be meeting up, last year was a huge success an...
by Help 1870
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Final decision LGO
Replies: 9
Views: 10852

Re: Final decision LGO

<t><br/> No offence intended, but are you sure you have been complaining about the right things? I have had to alter statements and complaints for carers where information they felt is important is actually irrelevant and information they felt irrelevant was very important.<br/> <br/> Sometimes it c...
by Help 1870
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Equal rights
Replies: 73
Views: 33699

Re: Equal rights

<t><br/> Maricharl, there are a number of organisations all over the country that specialise in training advocates, the difficulty for groups like us is how expensive that training is. <br/> <br/> There are many forms of advocacy, we are probably best described as Peer advocates in that we have expe...
by Help 1870
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Equal rights
Replies: 73
Views: 33699

Re: Equal rights

<t>quote:Originally posted by nanaJ<br/> <br/> Help, I wondered where your referrals came from? Although it is wonderful to have an advocacy service such as yours which has the best interests of kinship carers at heart, I do hope you are also protecting yourselves, are insured and have the support o...
by Help 1870
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Equal rights
Replies: 73
Views: 33699

Re: Equal rights

<t>quote:Originally posted by lauraloo<br/> <br/> Hi all <br/> Youngagain - one example would be as a Mckenzie friend<br/> <br/> "The Right to Reasonable Assistance<br/> <br/> Litigants have the right to have reasonable assistance from a layperson, sometimes called a McKenzie Friend (MF). <br/> <br/...
by Help 1870
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: 3mth intention letter for s/g/o me or solicitor?
Replies: 5
Views: 4668

Re: 3mth intention letter for s/g/o me or solicitor?

<t><br/> I think the solicitor is saying that if you want her to send give the 3 months notice you will have to pay her fees privately. Other than that she is unable to do anything until she hears from the LA.<br/> <br/> You have 2 choices that I can see.<br/> <br/> pay the solicitor to give the not...
by Help 1870
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Equal rights
Replies: 73
Views: 33699

Re: Equal rights


Carers have a right to take anyone into meetings to support them.
by Help 1870
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Equal rights
Replies: 73
Views: 33699

Re: Equal rights

<t>That a pretty far out there assumption to make youngagain.<br/> <br/> Most people know me due to the support I give freely and willingly, Even if they may not connect the user name here to who I am. Anyone wishing to know who I am is more than welcome to mail me and ask, my mail preferences are s...