Help over the holiday weekend


Registered User
May 23, 2008
Hi there,

Can anyone give any tips on what help is out there over a bank holiday weekend? My Mum and Dad are still awaiting notification of a care assessment from Social Services and Dad always seems to have a bad turn over a long weekend and I just wondered if there is any support out there for such times?



Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
near London
Hi Petra

welcome to Talking Point.

I have moved your thread into the main support area where more members will see it.


Registered User
Feb 17, 2006
What I do if I have a crises . I phone NHS direct , who talk me though it, then put get in contact with my doctor or if they feel that its needed would advice me to not hesitate to call 999 next time , so they have called them for me while I have been on the phone to them

another time I rang out of hours doctor who talk to me & advice me to ring 999.

If your father has a team of direct nurses coming around to his home , they also have out of hours team that can come out.

Thanks for the reminder , I never new it was a bank holiday weekend .