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Social Care help

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator

Hi, my name is Marie and I work on the helpline as an advisor.

I have a background working in Social Care so I can offer advice on care packages, adaptations in your home and anything else you may need with regards to your personal care needs.

If you find that your condition is affecting you at home or you are struggling with your mobility and want to know what help you can get, please give me a call on 03000 030 555 and I will be happy to have a chat with you.

Thank you and take care.

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Thank you Marie, that’s good to know. Xxxx

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to sassy59

No worries Sassy59, keep in touch if you need us!

Thanks that’s good to know that you’re available to chat to people who need help

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to jimmyg23

Thanks for your feedback jimmyg23.

Yes please call if you need any help, I am here Monday to Friday if you need me.

Bless your cotton socks🧦

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Sillysausage234

Thank you Sillysausage234!

I am here this week if you need any help.

Thank you for sharing this with us, I may give you a call next week as I am fighting to get my taps changed due to rheumatoid arthritis and the housing are being difficult x

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Izb1

Hello Izb1,

Thank you for your reply.

I am sorry to hear that you are struggling at the moment but I am here all week if you need to chat to me and I will be happy to help as much as I can.

Take care,

Marie

Hi Marie, It's Good to know your are here to Help. Thank You. C. xxx

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Hacienda

Thank you so much Hacienda!

It's nice to know that you're there for us and can give us helpful advice when needed 😊 thank you x

Only just noticed this post and I am having big problems keeping my place clean and making my bed. How do I go about getting help?

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to philforgot

Hello philforgot,

Sorry for the late reply, I was on long term sickness and have just returned to the office.

Have you asked your local council for any help recently?

Fudge57
Fudge57
in reply to philforgot

I have social care and had my budget cut as I was told they no longer pay for domestic help, but other councils may be different

yes that is helpful thankyou

anywhere in the US?

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to kelseytwo

Hello kelseytwo,

Sorry I am only able to advise on help in the UK.

I am unsure of what to advise unfortunately and I am so sorry.

Can I help you with anything else?

Thanks for being there MarieBLF. and the support if needed. I am fine at present. Waiting on a visit today from Respiratory team. Think i will need another Spiro test. Because my breathlessness has gone since my pacemaker op. Housing wise we are all on the flat which makes things easier. Have a good weekend BRIAN

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Bingo88

Hello Bingo88,

Hope your visit from the respiratory team was a success and you got all that you needed.

If you need any more advice, please contact us back.

Take care,

Marie

Bingo88
Bingo88
in reply to MarieBLF

Thanks. MarieBLF, Guess i will have to wait for my next Spirometer test. Was diagnosed with copd Fevi1 =39%. But since my Pacemakers been fitted. All signs of Breathlessness have gone. Respiratory just Assessed me at home just by sitting talking to me. No Tests at all. Said i dont need any meds or Neubuliser at all.

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Bingo88

All sounds good and I am happy that your breathlessness is getting better and hopefully it stays that way.

If you need to speak to one of our nurses on the helpline you can call us on 03000 030 555 and we can arrange a call when she is available.

Take care,

Marie

Bingo88
Bingo88
in reply to MarieBLF

Ok Thank you MarieBLF

That's really good, Thank you ❤x

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Dollybow

Thanks Dollybow!

Keep in touch if you need us,

Marie

Thank you

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator

You are more than welcome BreatheasyBe!

I think i need some advice as im struggling, whens best to call you. I have no idea what can be done.

HI there MMarie

Finally someone to listen to us thank you so much I know we ALL APPRECIATE IT. can I ask does it matter where you stay for instance I stay in Glasgow xx

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to arcangel17

Hello arcangel17,

Thank you for your reply - sorry for the delay but I was on leave from the office and it was my first day back today.

We can advise on help that you may be able to access in your area and you are more than welcome to call us on the helpline on 03000 030 555.

I hope this helps but please keep in touch if you need more help.

Thank you,

Marie

hi lv just had a reminder for a eye check l find my eyesite has

has altered l think this is do to my medication can l apply

for financial help with the cost of new glasses, as we are both

on a basic pension . kind regards rodders

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator

Hi rodders1941,

I think the following link will be useful to you:-

nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-w...

If you need further help you can call us at the helpline on 03000 030 555.

Thank you and take care,

Marie

Hi Marie. I've just joined. I was diagnosed with arthritis in 2009, but since then a number of other symptoms have developed. These include pins and needles in my extremities along with breathlessness and a tightness in my chest.

There are so many things going on that it's difficult to see them all as independent of one another. The sensible conclusion is that they're connected.

I'm awaiting scans, tests and other investigations, hopefully to uncover the truth, but I wanted to message you anyway.

I did and an email to you guys earlier, so you may have come across my name already.

I don't know if you are able to help, but I'm hopeful.

Thanks for reading.

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator

Hello Boone09,

Thank you for your message and welcome to our community!

I am sorry to hear you are having a bad time at the moment and you are doing the right thing by reporting it to medical professionals as they can refer you for tests.

In the meantime if your symptoms get worse or change and you can't get through to your GP, you can call 111 for advice.

Hopefully we will reply to your email soon but if you need to speak to us you can call the helpline on 03000 030 555 if you need to.

Thank you and take care,

Marie

That’s nice to know keep your number handy take care an thanks 🙏

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator

No worries oooodicky,

you know where we are if you need us.

Take care,

Marie

Hi I cannot seem to get through to the helpline , kinda guessed that you will all be busy , i've just had to quit my job due too the worry about this virus , I have managed to get a sicknote from my doctor , but now need some advice on benefits ?

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Bob1959

Hello Bob1959,

I am sorry to hear that you are struggling to get through to the helpline, yes we have had a phenomenal amount of calls come through and we are all working from home as per government rules so it's a big change for us.

I will send you a private message to get some more details from you.

Take care,

Marie

That is a comfort thank you so much Marie x

MarieBLF
MarieBLFAdministrator
in reply to Jamesmum

You are more than welcome Jamesmum!

Take care,

Marie

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