Hello My fellow Carers,
I am new here but I have been looking after my mum for quite a while now. Sadly, for a variety of reasons, I feel it's time to consider care homes as I am finding care agencies inconsistent with the quality of care they offer. I feel they promise a lot on the initial meeting but after time the quality of work slides and the workers keep changing, which is very inconsistent for my mum. Consequently, I have visited care homes to look at consistent provision. I've been told that I need to go through Social Services even though I said I would be happy to pay myself. My questions are Firstly, what is the process for applying for a care home place and secondly, does anyone know of good care agencies or individuals in the Manchester area?