Apologies initially as whiney.....life has just dealt me another "curve ball". As some of you may have read, my Mum is in a CH with late stage dementia. My Dad hasn't been diagnosed with anything but has memory issues and is starting to make some rather dodgy decisions despite insisting on complete independence. I can usually balance the demands of these situations with work, but then..... I work for the NHS. We are having a "consultation" at work - NHS shorthand for a cost cutting exercise with redundancies. Everything is very confused but I have basically been told that my role is "at risk" - i.e.potentially surplus to requirements. We have months of consultation to go yet so I don't know the final outcome. Every time something happens I think "this too will pass". Dealing with our useless council over care fees, battling with the DWP over PIP re-assessment but this latest thing is going to take some getting used to. In bizarre NHS fashion, staff affected by change are told before new structures are published. So I am in a daze, wondering about my future whilst my colleagues discuss the best mince pies. Not really expecting any advice, just needed to write this all down. Time to nail on a smile soon and head off to my Mum's CH christmas party.