If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

What should I do?

EuneaEunea Posts: 7Member Listener
edited April 16 in Cerebral palsy
Am a single mum and my daughter has cp. Am employed but I find myself struggling raise my daughter since the salary I get i feel isn't enough, i dont even get time to take her for therapy. Am so confused
Tagged:

Replies

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 4,316Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    Hi @Eunea sorry to hear how you're feeling. We understand it can be overwhelming at times but we are here to help you :) Are you or your daughter currently in receipt of any benefits?
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Matt_scopeMatt_scope Posts: 15Member, Community advisor Whisperer
    Scope will be able to help in many ways with specific and general advice, however one new service that might help if your daughters diagnosis is recent, within the last year, is the Navigate Parent mentoring service, which offers six weeks of support to yourself as the parent and is able to offer advice and signposting  within a number of areas including financial concerns and your work life balance.  The number for this service is 0808 801 0510.  I hope this fits your requirements, if you do not feel that you fit this service the other number you could try for other levels of advice would be the helpline.  That number is 0808 800 3333 
  • EuneaEunea Posts: 7Member Listener
    @Ami2301 am not in any benefit. Actually am not in UK, in my country it's hard getting benefits 
  • Matt_scopeMatt_scope Posts: 15Member, Community advisor Whisperer
    Sorry Eunea, unfortunately the Navigate service is only available in Wales and England, I hope you find some help locally.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 513Member, Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Eunea, it can be really difficult fitting in caring for someone and work. Do you have anyone supporting you at all? How does your daughter get to her therapy sessions currently? 
    Senior Community Officer
    Scope
  • EuneaEunea Posts: 7Member Listener
    @Adrian I don't have anyone, the dad left after learning about a condition and to be honest it's two years now since she went for therapy 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 513Member, Administrator Scope community team
    I'm so sorry to hear that @Eunea. How old is your daughter? 
    Senior Community Officer
    Scope
  • EuneaEunea Posts: 7Member Listener
    She's five yrs old
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,278Member, Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Eunea ;
    I'm sorry to read that you are going through, a tough time at the moment. I work for Scope and live with Cerebral Palsy. Would you mind telling me what country you live in? This is so I can try to find relevant services for you.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,334Member, Administrator Scope community team
    edited April 18
    Welcome to the community, I am sorry to hear this @Eunea . Please keep us posted.
  • EuneaEunea Posts: 7Member Listener
    @Richard, I live in kenya and I live with my baby girl
Sign in or join us to comment.