autism and respite care
i applied for social services respite care after being referred by my sons psychologist (where they take your child for a few hours, like to a after school club or similar) so you can have a bit of a break. i get high rate care disability benefit and low rate mobility benefit for him, after a assesment and a interview, then a 6 month wait for a decision i was told (in a 68 page report!) which boiled down to, as my son was cared for, looked after and needs met, and i dont have a history of drugs or alcohol im not entitled to anything!! does this mean you have to hurt your child before they will help?!! i thought they were meant to prevent things like that happening? is it me or is the system all wrong?