I was advised to ask for a carer's assessment as my Crossroad's 3 hr weekly cover is coming to an end in December, due to lack of funding. The S.S. told the lady who interviewed me , that they could not provide cover for B. to allow me to have some respite, as that would mean that they were providing for him and not me. They said that they may pay for me to go to some activity if I provide a receipt. How can I go to "some activity" if they will not pay for cover. I have been told that they are bending the rules and avoiding paying for respite. CHC keeps getting knocked back too. I am exhausted and recovering from illness. I feel too weak to fight anymore. It would be easier to keep soldiering on and to stay in. Any ideas??