After a long time trying to make things work at home my mother is moving into residential care and the local authority are going to means test her. She has no cash or assets to speak of other than her house. The great thing is that she seems quite happy to move which makes it much easier but my sister who has lived in the family home since the late 90s has been told she's got somewhere between 3 and 9 months to get out.
My sister has been my mum's carer for a significant period of time, although when she moved back home I would say that my mum was her carer to start with after my sister split from her husband. But for at least the last 5 years my sister has been my mum's carer, with it only being 'full on' for roughly the last 2 years.
I'm going to speak to CAB as I thought that carers had rights in these sorts of situations, although the council are saying there's no room for manoeuvre. My sister has some 'mental health' issues (for which she is medicated) which makes it seem even more unreasonable on the council's part and I fear that once the reality of being homeless dawns on her she'll do something stupid. We don't really care about the financial side of things but I am really keen to make sure that my sister gets more than 3 to 9 months in the home.
I was just wondering if there was any advice or information out there that members of this board might be able to draw to my attention?
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