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Well my aunt got diagnosed with schizophrenia and my uncle cant work cause she flips out when ever he leaves the house is there anything he can do for income like a full time carer for his wife or something? if wrong place to post sorry
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Well my aunt got diagnosed with schizophrenia and my uncle cant work cause she flips out when ever he leaves the house is there anything he can do for income like a full time carer for his wife or something? if wrong place to post sorry
Your uncle could grow a backbone and do what he needs to do.
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There is a carers allowance but it is only £59.75 a week, and you'd have to prove you are eligible. You can apply online.

I think in that situation it sounds more important that your aunt get treatment for her condition so that she becomes stable and your uncle is able to work. She may be entitled to benefits also (Disability Living Allowance).

Hope this helps.
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Your uncle could grow a backbone and do what he needs to do.
****ing hell do you even know how debilitating schizophrenia is? ****ing idiot.
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****ing hell do you even know how debilitating schizophrenia is? ****ing idiot.
Ah yes. suddenly diagnosed with schizophrenia, which means the ill effects are turned on just like a light switch.

The uncle needs to work, to pay for a carer.
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Ah yes. suddenly diagnosed with schizophrenia, which means the ill effects are turned on just like a light switch.

The uncle needs to work, to pay for a carer.
You don't know if she's in the throes of the illness (which we can assume she is since she's recently been diagnosed) or if she's better. If she's really ill, it hardly makes sense to leave her on her own. Have you had an empathy bypass?
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You don't know if she's in the throes of the illness (which we can assume she is since she's recently been diagnosed) or if she's better. If she's really ill, it hardly makes sense to leave her on her own. Have you had an empathy bypass?
That's why I said in my previous post that the uncle could work to pay for a carer.

best of worlds: 1) Money, 2) Care for her.
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Ah yes. suddenly diagnosed with schizophrenia, which means the ill effects are turned on just like a light switch.

The uncle needs to work, to pay for a carer.
no he got suspicious when she started screaming aliens had taken her dad to the moon and that she was president.
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Well my aunt got diagnosed with schizophrenia and my uncle cant work cause she flips out when ever he leaves the house is there anything he can do for income like a full time carer for his wife or something? if wrong place to post sorry
Get aunt assessed for PIP the replacement for the now defunct for new applicants DLA and get uncle to apply for carers' allowance.

It will help but will not get day care for her.
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That's why I said in my previous post that the uncle could work to pay for a carer.

best of worlds: 1) Money, 2) Care for her.
I have no issue with your pragmatism but you've failed to recognise that this is a tentative situation. What if he's the only one that can calm her down? Who will make sure she takes her medication in the mean time? Who will make sure she doesn't hurt herself or someone else? Getting a carer will take some time and these problems won't be solved by 'growing a backbone'.
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I have no issue with your pragmaticism but you've failed to recognise that this is a tentative situation. What if he's the only one that can calm her down? Who will make sure she takes her medication in the mean time? Who will make sure she doesn't hurt herself or someone else? Getting a carer will take some time and these problems won't be solved by 'growing a backbone'.
1) Then that would be problematic, and may have to be overcome. This may be hard in the short-term, but in the long-term, it may be in the best interests of both parties
2) Meanwhile, it would be the uncle. He still has to job hunt
3) Same deal
4) Are carers in such low supply?
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1) Then that would be problematic, and may have to be overcome. This may be hard in the short-term, but in the long-term, it may be in the best interests of both parties
2) Meanwhile, it would be the uncle. He still has to job hunt
3) Same deal
4) Are carers in such low supply?

Ahh for ****'s sake. You really are boneheaded, aren't you? Why the assumption that he's unemployed? He may have taken a short leave of absence. It would take a while to find a carer to begin with and if her awareness has completely gone she can't be left alone for a second. OP, if your uncle can't cope, it may be better for a family member to watch her until the carer's sorted.
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Ahh for ****'s sake. You really are boneheaded, aren't you? Why the assumption that he's unemployed? He may have taken a short leave of absence. It would take a while to find a carer to begin with and if her awareness has completely gone she can't be left alone for a second. OP, if your uncle can't cope, it may be better for a family member to watch her until the carer's sorted.
You make a lot of assumptions without actually directing my points in relation to the OP.
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You make a lot of assumptions without actually directing my points in relation to the OP.
As I said, I have no issues with your points. Your being incredibly insensitive about something quite serious is the problem.
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As I said, I have no issues with your points. Your being incredibly insensitive about something quite serious is the problem.
In emotionally fraught cases like these, a lens of pragmatism and reason is needed to prevent cloudy judgements being manifested.
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In emotionally fraught cases like these, a lens of pragmatism and reason is needed to prevent cloudy judgements being manifested.
his poor and unskilled and is a taxi driver thanks for the assistance guys.
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In this thread some people seem to see money as more important than human relationships...

This world is upside down.
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Looool this convo ^^ is pure banter
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