Wouldn't you know it? The morning of the first day of a four-day bank holiday weekend and my hoist has died. Oh, and no carers coming today. I rang the telephone number on the hoist but, of course, they are closed. Rang Social Services out-of-hours number but still waiting to hear back. In the meantime, I'm sitting in my powered chair, getting increasingly uncomfortable and beginning to feel panicked about how my partner and I will cope when I need moving out of the chair. I'm wondering how long I should leave it before ringing Social Services again...