Thank you both for your replies … it's as I expected - mainly because everything we do is proving difficult, from getting the right carers to arranging for a toilet frame to be fitted! The GP visits (more than once) and asks if we would like Dad to be put on the Community Nurse's regular round - yes, we would love it - weekly, fortnightly, whatever. It never happens. But I will investigate this further and make sure we are asking for an assessment for funding. Thank you again - it really does help to be able to let of steam and get such good advice on here!