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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

From Panto to Power of Attorney...

Hi guys, it's always a bit of a roller-coaster ride and none more so than this week!
Yesterday, my wee Carers Group had a Christmas Pantomime date! Oh yes we did!

This year it was...
Jack and the Beanstalk!
Christmas can be a difficult time for Carers as most times, there's little in the way of respite or holidays to speak of and sometimes thoughts crowd in and it can become a very quiet and isolated time too. There are 18 Carers in our group and we decided around five years ago, we would always try to make it to a panto at this time of year.
One wee fun-time out together, just to forget the worries of caring and have a laugh and a wee release for a few short hours.
A really happy time with lot's of laughter all around! In the words of Wallace and was a grand day out! lol

Onto the Power of Attorney...
Remember I posted about Carers Rights Day and our local Carers Centre having a lawyer on hand for free advice? and that I'd spoke to her about setting up POA (Power of Attorney) Well, today was the day! We had a visit at home, discussed all the information and decided to progress this now. It will be important, especially the welfare side of things should Coo become incapacitated and need some help deciding on medical care - wish we'd had this in place last time as I'm sure it would have made things a whole lot easier!
Anyways, we are sorting it out now!
We've taken the first step, which is to apply for Legal Aid.
I'll let you know how things go as I think most Carers and disabled people, would probably be better off with 'Power of Attorney' in place- especially the welfare side of it! I guess it'll be interesting to see how easily (or not!) this process turns out to be, so I'll keep an update going as it progresses just in case other Carers are thinking of setting up POA too.

The life of a Carer sure is a roller-coaster right enough! I've gone from laughs to Legal in one day! lol

 I hope you get a wee time out or even a wee giggle too this week!
Stay strong
Maz x

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