Hi I am a Mum and my 26yr son is in supported living and I too feel I am fighting the system as I want to continue to be involved in my sons decision making but feel I am being excluded by Social Services saying they now make his decisions and after I have constantly question this they finally replied after 11 months saying while I can be included in decision making they state referring to me that she ‘does not have a unilateral veto on any decisions’
So basically I could be involved in decision making but they will have the last say.
Having investigated this as much as a sole parent possibly can it would appear supported living is a very grey area and not supported by rules and regulations of residential care.
I would suggest you take care of your daughter as you feel is best for her needs and let Social Services take a case against you if they don’t agree…not the other way around.
You are her Mother the only person she has known all her life and it is my opinion you should continue your role in helping her make decisions and the Social Services should be supporting you in decision making not the other way around.
I am thinking of starting a group for parents/carers for Supported Living as I am very concerned how parents/carers are being treated/advised.
Keep fighting for your rights and your daughters.
Happy to be contacted by PM should you wish or anyone who is in a similar situation.