Hello. I haven’t used a forum before so bear with me!
So at the age of 30 I have lost both my parents in traumatic circumstances and am now caring for my two older brothers who are vunerable adults. both are in their 40’s. One had been diagnosed with autism as a child and the other has no diagnosis but is struggling mentally and practically. They both live in my parents old house which is wholly unsuitable accommodation (and needs to be sold) and I want them to be safe and happy as they have been off the radar and not receiving any support other than my autistic brother receiving benefits. Neither of them had a social worker which I have now remedied but has taken many months with no progress. My mental health is suffering with the responsibility of handing the estate of my parents and trying to do right by my brothers. there was no trust fund set up. not even a Will. it wasn’t ever discussed, and I had no idea how complicated this was to be. there is money available from the estate and have considered a family lawyer. Although currently on very low incomes, my brothers are due to inherit of a fair bit of money which may effect what support they can receive, but I don’t know how this will affect it. I would really like advice on the options for my brothers. I know these things take time but my brothers want a better life and we all need to move on so we able to grieve for our parents, also I feel uncomfortable using such a stretched system and have had no progress in the year since my parents passed away.
sorry this is a very long post but i can’t think how to explain it clearer and am desperate for advice, please help