I have 2 GC who are both under school age who are currently staying with us as my DD had issues with mental health & narcotics abuse. Consequently she asked us to look after the children as she is seeking treatment. They've been with us for about a month.
It is really hard to juggle everything to look after them as they need around the clock care. My DH & i work together & are self employed. Having the 2 children here means that one of us needs to be with them while the other works, but we are losing a lot of money daily and are struggling to support the children & ourselves.
Our DD is not speaking to us much & sees the children once a week with another family member. We have approached the local authority to see if they can help (we thought we could request to be temporary foster carers which would avoid claiming my DD'S child benefits & family tax credits). They have been unhelpful up to now. I should say my DD also has debts so I'm really trying to avoid transferring her benefits - I'm not certain that I can at this stage anyway.
We are struggling financially & have no timescale for how long this will go on for.
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