Went to a carers support group for the first time last night. Barbara and I really enjoyed it, even though we met other carers who had some very sad stories. We can recommend this type of support group. We got some good advice about contacting the social worker again and I have made some progress on that today. SW is going to re-assess Mam as she has definitely deteriorated since the last time she was seen. This is a big step forward as we had not seen the original report (or for that matter the SW) for over 4 weeks. Hopefully this will lead to the PCT paying some costs. Visited Mam today and she was a lot brighter, although she is still very weak and cannot walk far. She complains of a sore neck which is not surprising as her head leans over towards her chest, I don't know if this is the result of mini strokes, perhaps other people have experience of this?