Yes I have contacted Cambridge Social Services via email twice, also Bristol social services twice as I was concerned that Cambridge may not take my complaint seriously. Cambridge social services have not responded. I am intending to contact them again today, via email again but also over the phone. I was waiting to give my father a bit of time this morning in case he changed his mind regarding the best solution to the family issues we are faced with. If however social services are unwilling to help, I am then faced with not knowing what to do next.
The symptoms do not match the description of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), but do seem to match the symptoms of Parkinson's. Now I may be wrong, but even if I were she is also not getting the right treatment for PSP, nor has she been given access to living aids. She has been cut off from most outside communication, isn't seeing a doctor on a regular basis and I feel is being denied the support she needs. My father isn't coping with the situation and is abusive toward her when she is most vulnerable, e.g. after a fall. My concern is that at the moment he is not best placed to provide care for her as he has control, trust and aggression issues. My mother is unable to ask for any help due to him not allowing her any private communication, she is now also no longer able to walk away from him when he becomes abusive and I have seen her visibly shaken after an attack. Now I understand that the behaviour of my father has its foundations which is why I have been so reluctant to involve social services. However I think the life of my mother has become at risk and so I have no alternative. My father at this point will be even more stressed and angry than normal which means he is even less capable of caring for someone who needs as much support as my mother currently does. They are intending to go abroad on the 16th, so in three days time and I simply do not think it is appropriate. I have explained all of this to social services and they have not responded.
I think I mentioned her last appointment was in February, it was in fact on 20 January 2014.