Following on from my previous thread (halfway house). My dad and brother met with Social Services, the Dementia nurse and independent advocate yesterday but the outcome was not at all what we wanted. The only thing agreed was that my mum would be taken into respite care for 2 weeks at some point in the future. The fact that my mum has hit my dad, does not know who he is, wants to go "home" on a daily basis, is very aggressive etc etc, does not seem to come into it. Neither does the health of my dad who has openly stated he is no longer able to care for her. Would really appreciate any advice on how to escalate with Social Services (or any other body). It seems as though the decision is with Social Services. The dementia nurse thinks my mum should be in care but seems powerless to get anything done. We are really concerned that this will have a further detrimental effect on my dad's health. He has lost a lot of weight due to all the stress but they do not seem to be paying any attention to this aspect.