Situation now: Some will remember that my daughter died last year and her partner K, looking after the baby - who is now 21 months and doing well - was forced out of the house he had been living in to stay with his aunt L.
I cannot make sense of what they want K to do - apparently to get a place (wot, a council place for a single man....takes years) and prove he can live by himself, without baby, then they will let him live with baby... While at the same time saying it's so important for him to have a good relationship with baby.
(Meanwhile, for Xmas he is supposed to stay in L's house by himself with baby, as L needs to go out of the country to arrange care for her ill mother. I've offered for them to stay here. There is room and baby knows the house already.)
But this idea of K in a flat by himself seems to me to be a recipe for disaster, in the form of depression and going back to bad company....he has had a nervous breakdown over the bereavement etc and has been suicidal early on. He isn't good at being alone. It feels completely wrong.
I am going to the 'core meeting' with social workers and others tomorrow, re baby, and I feel like getting very angry with the whole thing. However this would not be productive.
Help ... Am I the only woman with size 9+ feet ?
Composting household food waste
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