Hi My mum has dementia and in a emi unit in a local nursing home. She was diagnosed three years ago and ended up being sectioned under 2 and then it was decided that she would not be able to go back home. Without me having to go into the whole history of what has happened (in my posts) I had to walk away from my role as a joint attorney due to threats against my home and myself. The result is no attorney. Last year social services were very aware of the family dynamics and very concerned about my siblings having control over mum's finances and said that they were applying to the court of protection to enable them to deal with mums finances. Mum has had no access to any of her money for 18 months now. Last November the social worker asked me for all mum's financial dealings regarding her bills and savings. In the beginning of February I emailed her to ask how it was going as mum needed new clothes etc and I could not afford to keep buying her underwear, shoes, socks, slippers and her sweets/biscuits when she had quite a lot of money in her bank. No reply so I tried again and no reply. I put it down to social services being busy! I called in the office and the receptions said she was not in. I then phoned and was told she had left. I asked for her new social worker and they said she has not got one. I asked who was sorting out mum's finances etc and they said she was under continuing care and they were responsible. I phoned the people who was paying for her care and they said they were only responsible for her medical care and it was social services who should be doing it. I contacted social services as mum has no one to access her money for her to pay for chiropody etc and they said it is all in hand and they will find out and get back to me. They did not get back to me so contacted Alzhiemers and they said to contact OPG. I emailed them and got a reply to say that the forms that social services sent were incomplete and been sat there waiting for them to send the required forms. This has been 6 months. I contacted social services again and they said "Wait for it" We will find out and get back to you. I feel that social services were really interested in doing this for mum until it was made clear that mum would come under continuing care so they wiped their hands on her. She cannot get any money to spend and I just cannot believe the lack of professionalism they have shown. Where can I go from here. I doubt I would get deputyship or would dare do it as my siblings would be threatening and my husband could not take it any more. I have found since mum became ill that no one out there seems strong enough to help people like me battling to do the right thing and having to worry about what my siblings would do and even the police do not want to get involve with family matters only after the crime and then you have to prove it was them. I am feeling quite disgusted with social services right now. My poor mum.