Hi My sister suffered a bad stroke in May 2013, since then she's made slow progress. She's got the highest level of NHS care package and during the day has a carer while her husband is at work. She's been in respite for the last 2 months, so they can monitor her paid levels. She wants to go home, but she's been told she has to wait for a meeting to be put in place with the care team, the social worker & the local team who look after her case. But no can tell her when this will never be. My brother in law, who is next of kin isn't replying to any message or calls from either my parents or I. We totally understand (or are trying to) that's it's really hard for him too (she was 41 when this happened). But as he's next of kin they won't tell me/my parents anything. So we have no idea how to help/what's going on. I wondered whose decision is it to allow her to go home? And can you have more than one next of kin? Also, If he decides he doesn't want her to come home, does she have a say in the matter? Sorry it's s long one. Thanks!
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