Hoping someone can advice me, please. My elderly, frail mum lives alone in an authority bungalow, she has very restricted mobility due to osteoarthritus and recovering fron a hip replacement due to a fall. Whilst on holiday this half term i have been caring for most of her needs, hygene, cleaning, laundry, dressing etc. meals are sorted as she has an excellent, frozen meals, delivery service. But it has made me realise just how little she can do for herself. I honestly think that if I hadn't been there this week, she would just sit, not get dressed or wash herself and would have really struggled just to get to the loo. She recently had an assessment which where they thought she was capable of looking after herself!!! (she has all the aids in place) My brother and I both work full time and both have families of our own and I have to catch 2 buses to get there as I don't drive. My question is, without having the means to pay for private carers, how do we go about getting NHS carers? or don't they exsist anymore. We need help as we are both totally worn out and cannot possibly help her like this once we are back at work. Thanks in advance.