Helping older carer plan for son's future care needs
Law Centre (NI)’s Independent Advice, Support and Mediation (Community Care) unit has acted for an older carer who needed advice and assistance about her needs as a carer and those of her son who lived with her.
Her son has complex physical and mental health needs following a road traffic accident as a child. The client contacted the Law Centre for help to reach agreement with the HSC Trust relating to the future care of her son so she could be assured that a care plan was in place as her ability to care declined.
Following a number of meetings with the HSC Trust, an increased Trust support package was agreed. The Trust also agreed to an adaptation to her property to enable care workers to attend her son without having to go through her home.
For many older carers in Northern Ireland, worried about their future ability to continue to provide care to loved ones, this important case underscores the importance of advice and assistance in reaching a concrete plan for future care.
People with similar needs and other health and social care services issues can contact Law Centre (NI)’s Independent Advice, Support and Mediation Service (Community Care) helpline on 028 9024 4401, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Out of hours voicemail service available.
Find out more about how we can help you: www.lawcentreni.org/casework/community-care.html