Hi All ive noticed over the last couple of months a couple of posts which ask what happens to people who have no family. Im afraid that's where i come in, in my role as a social worker. I have organised house clearences, funeral's, court of protection u name it ive done it. My main aim is to ensure the well-being of all my client's but this is where i differ from most of you, i can walk away at the end of the day. I feel humbled that at least on TP u care about your loved one's. I hope you don't mind but i want to share a little story. I was involved with a sister and her brother who both had alzheimer's but no family to look after them. They lived apart but took it in turn to visit each other until hospitilisation for both of them. The brother sadly died and i along with his sister's friends organised a simple memorial service for him. The brother was a architect and sister a teacher. She is currently in a nursing home. The sister had survived her husband and they did not have children. I guess what i am trying to say is that a lot of older people live alone without anyone and i feel it is the responsibility of all members of society to look out for each other. Sadly in this country this is not always the case and i feel anger and sadness that it happens. Shauny.