This afternoon, social services kindly informed me that they have suddenly decided to leave me to try and sort out my own care package! They say they cannot find an agency because the care package is so big. Obviously they think I am a miracle worker! How am I supposed to manage, when I don't know where to start, when they have all the experience and cannot manage?

I am angry, upset, bewildered, incredulous and lots of other things besides.

I have been without any carers since leaving hospital on 06 August. My MND has been galloping along because of stress and my partner is struggling to cope. He has serious health issues of his own which his neurologist is investigating.

I thought that Adult Care Services had a duty of care to vulnerable clients (I will not use the obnoxious term 'service user')? Have I got that wrong?