These posts have been because they seem to form a separate queue
Why does everything have to be so hard? An 80-something reader writes that her biggest problem is trying to find out what to do and where to get help. She and her 90-year old husband live at home, completely independently, but the situation is coming apart at the seams. They are both unwell, spend considerable gruelling time attending hospital 30 miles away - and always at really inconvenient times. They are buckling under the strain. By the time they get home, they can't prepare a meal and don't want to eat anyway. No one has told them what help they could get - in terms of benefits or transport or even a blue badge to make the daily parking nightmare a little easier. They trundle along unnoticed, never complaining. Their family tries to help but is working. They feel alone, in a world that doesn't care.