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getting a private psychiatry assessment
Does any one know how to go about getting a private assessment, with a specialist in learning disabilities ?
I still have not had any joy getting my son seen, and think i may go down the private route ! if anyone has done this i would apreciate their views.
My son is in tempary res care until a new semi independant living place is found, and i really feel he needs to be seen before this happens, he has a lot of problems, and just want to get him the help he needs. is that so bad ?
I am totally fed up with everyone dragging their feet, and dont know where to turn
Welcome to the forum! A starting point for you may be the Clearer Thoughts mental health and learning disabilities website.
I will endeavour to get back to you by the end of the week with further information.
Best wishes, Lucy
Thanks for the info, social services have now arranged a psychiatrist and psychologist, so waiting for that now.
Would you know how i can get an advocate for my son, as ss keep saying that every semi independant living place we look at is too expensive, they have failed him in the past and i dont want it to happen again.
any info you might have would be great
It is likely that there will be an advocacy service in the area in which you live. Often their details can be found on the Local Authority or borough website - for example, http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/index/care/adults-and-older-people/support-agencies/nela.htm gives details of advocacy services in waltham forest.
There are also a number of self-advocacy groups in London who may be able to offer support to your son. They include People First http://www.peoplefirstltd.com/ and the Elfrieda Society http://www.elfrida.com/ but these are by no means the only ones.
If you contact our helpline on 0808 808 1111 they should be able to help locate advocacy services in your area, and find out what the referral guidelines are attached to these services.
I really hope you are able to get the support you need, and please don't hesitate to come back if there is further information or support you need.