Hi I wonder if anyone can give me any help or advice on this matter for a friend who is beginning to lose all will! - situation is her mum was sectioned under MHA section 3 (she is now off section with a 117 ready to kick in on discharge from hospital) was diagnosed with dementia and has been told that her mum will need to go into a care home and been told that she probably has a year left with her mum. At present friend lives a couple of counties away from where her mum lived and is currently in hospital. Friend is a single mum who works full time and is trying to visit mum every other day (as that is all she can manage although is desperate to visit daily). The issue has now arisen that care homes are being looked at but despite friends request that mum is placed in a home nearer her - homes are being looked at further afield which physically and financially will be nearly impossible to visit once a week if that. The LA is funding the home as neither friend or mum has any money available to fund this. Friend is only child so no one else can be there for her mum. Question really is - is there anything that my friend can do to try to get LA to listen about getting mum placed nearer her? They are saying she has 3 homes to choose from which are really far away from her. Sorry for the rambling but friend has been on phone to me in a right state and to be honest I am really worried about her. Thank you.