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I didn't know where to turn

"I, too, lost a mother to dementia six years ago now, and went through all the horrors of finding the right care home."
"When we got the budget I asked about further services, the social worker didn’t even know the services. I asked if maybe I could get a list of services. But no, I was just left with that."
"I've got loads of patients where they're dealing with one thing and the next thing is falling apart. And nobody is paying attention to that because nobody joins it all together. "
"When people drop out of mental health care this shouldn't be seen as the fault of the person dropping out. It should be seen as a red flag, and the NHS should actively work towards re-engaging them."
"You can't share any information, they don't even have access to the same systems. The NHS system doesn't talk to the council system."