After reaching the end of my tether, I contacted Social Care and said I needed respite for my OH. Eventually I was seen and we were both interviewed and I was granted 4 weeks a year. I spent a week off and on the phone and computer trying to find a placement. Easier said than done believe me. Finally found somewhere but the rule was that due to the current situation he wouldn't be able to leave his room and the only interaction he would have would be the staff at various times during the day. That worried me, he wouldn't understand why he was being kept in a room on his own. Found another who said if he had a test and it was negative he could socialise. Managed to get a test and thankfully negative. He's now self isolating for a week. The cost is way more than the Council are paying but the cost is immaterial if he's happy. This situation is horrid for all of us struggling with this horrible disease and I received no help to sort this so how someone who wasn't computer literate or knew their way around the system would manage I dread to think. Life right now with the rule of 6 etc is just awful. Sorry for the whine but some days are just the pits!!!! And as for Christmas - we feel it may be OHs last Christmas so family was going to come and spend it with us, albeit staying with daughter. That's now been scuppered. Its so cruel.