Coo's been struggling with all the stress generated by the current 'Bedroom Tax' issues we currently have. I suspected we would be affected badly but hoped we could manage things and with minimum stress for Coo, sadly I've quickly found this easier said than done!
Luckily our M.S.P. Margaret, asked the Local Authority to contact us about a Housing Discretionary Payment. This means we may be able to get some additional funding to help and I hope we do as downsizing is not going to be an option for us due to all the adaptions we would need!
For now, in our case, I've done all I can so...now we wait!
The financial worries to one side, health-wise, Coo's drug levels are still problematic, in fact they're all over the place. His seizure levels are on the up again too, stress tends to have a knock on effect like that and things spiral out of control so I decided, having done all I can for now, on the 'Bedroom Tax' front, it was as good a time as any to book some respite for us both.
Thank Goodness for our SDS (Self Directed Support) Care package, it means at times of real struggle, we can quickly access funds and take a time-out and...that's just what we did last week!
We didn't go far, just a little ways up the coast and it was...
This time, we had a few days on our own, wandering around, relaxing and generally just keeping things calm and restful. In the middle of the week, Looby & Steven brought baby Jessie for a few days so we had some quality, family time too and as Looby was along...I got some much needed sleep so...result! lol