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not posted in here forever so sorry that its about something like this but really could do with some urgent help my aspergers son has a daughter who is nearly 2, he is not with her mother but has been having contact with her 3 days a week since she was born. today out of the blue social sevices turned up and said there is a problem with him seeing his son because of his disability, apparently the mother has suddenly decided she thinks he is a danger and has told these social workers a load of twaddle about how his disability affects him and now they need to assess him and his girlfriend who is also his carer. apparently she has a problem because she says because he is a goth he dresses his daughter in black all the time and refuses to let her wear pink (he doesnt he doesnt even have any black clothes for her and the only reason he doesnt have pink for her is ALL the clothes her mother has for her are pink) she has a problem because apparently he always removes her bobbles which he doesnt his daughter tends to pull them out and he doesnt put them back in she is also saying she has a problem because he doesnt like to go out on his own which he doesnt he does have a problem with crowds of people and things but at the end of the day thats why hs girlfriend is his carer and she is always there. apparently these are ALL legitamate concerns for him not having contact with his daughter which apart from the going out one i cant really see what the problem is. the social worker also said to him in her experience people with disabilitys dont generally make good parents!!! can she really say this??? i guess what im asking is how much can the social services use his disablity against him, especially since this one seems to have a pre concived idea of his ability to manage, and what can we do to help his case? trace x
Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in May. They will be taking place in Wales and Northern Ireland in the following locations: Thursday 2nd May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Cardiff City Hall, The Ferrier Hall , Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND Thursday 9th May, 12.30pm – 2.30pm Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, 77 Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 4LR. Tuesday 14th May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Grosvenor House, Main Room, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, BT12 5AD Wednesday 15th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm Dungannon Library, 36 Market Square, Dungannon, BT70 1JD A specialist local legal professional will talk at the events about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The events are free and are a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place at any of the events please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website www.mencap.org.uk/pffe to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Lina
Here's a great bit of info from Govan Law Centre in Glasgow - it primarily applies to Scotland, however the guidance and pro forma can just as easily be applied in England and Wales as housing benefit is a UK wide benefit and can also apply as the arguments are just as valid anywhere in the UK. Hope this helps. http://govanlc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/launch-of-glc-toolkit-guide-calling-for.html