So....thought it might be too good to be true. The Most Marvellous Social Worker in the World has been working away on our behalf, trying to put things into place to help only to find that someone has moved the goal posts. Yes....the powers that be have decided that the rules have changed, as of last week. More forms to fill in. More hoops to jump through. More proof needed. She has just phoned. She is more disappointed than me. She is fantastic and helpful and has done her research but she is a new and eager MMSW..she hasn't yet reached the state of jaded acceptance that I have seen in many a Social Worker as they try to help but find that their hands are tied to a brick wall(mixed metaphors I know). So, the new rules now mean that the 7hours of help may not be happening.....it is all down to money, of course. Or lack thereof. I understand. If the money isn't there, it isn't there. I was just so sad to hear the tone of her voice...I can almost feel the disillusionment settling in. Comes to something when the person who needs the help is comforting the person who is supposed to be giving it! But it's ok..the ironing is still going to be done!!!! Phew!!!