How do I get a support worker for my husband (schizophrenia+drink problem)?
I have tried CMHT. Port of Call, I got G an appointment at Addaction today. He would not blow into the breathalyser, so the worker would not deal with him. I rang Adult Social Care today about support workers, they said that at 64 he is not old enough, and they don't deal with mental illness or drink. (I have emailed customer services about this). He doesn't know any GPs at the medical practice, who might for a fee write a referral letter for a support worker, so he is not keen to go.
Is anyone else in a similar position?
I'm sorry to hear of the difficulties you are having in getting support for your husband. It sounds like a very worrying situation for you. If you are already registered with Carers First, you can call our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555 and we can book you an appointment with one of our Community Support Workers who can talk through your concerns and advise accordingly. If you are not yet registered, again, please call the Carers Hub and we will take the information we need to register you so you can access all the services we offer.
Thank you for posting on our forum. We hope to hear from you again soon.
Catherine at CarersFIRST
I will ring on Monday when he has gone out drinking in the morning. I attend the Skegness Social group, but that is generic, no-one else dealing with mental illness. Situation grim here, he has just borrowed £15 as has run out of funds, thus meaning about £80 per week going on drink.
He was annoyed when he came back from the pub when Adult social care rang instead of emailing so I will not want to talk if he is there.