Within 48 hours of our return to Canada, Becky’s two support workers had both quit. I had a phone call two days ago suggesting bad news, which I’ve had confirmed today. Becky attends an adult day program three days a week. Due to the fact that she is now receiving Individualized Funding, the day program will be increasing her fees by more than double! We can’t afford the new fees, so I will have to pull her out at the end of the month.
I’m in a bit of a daze. We have gone from six days of support each week, to zero. We’ve only been back from England a week, and I’ve asked myself every day, ‘why did we come back’?
If this isn’t quite bad enough, there are two other crises going on of a personal nature. One involves the health of a relative, and the other is the dissolution (I’m not sure if thats the right word, but I’m not thinking clearly, okay) of a relationship.
It feels like we are back at square one. Eight months wasted. Why does the Ministry give funding with one hand and remove it with another? Why do staff, that you’ve spent weeks training, decide to move on to something else?
I think it’s the bottom (I really hope it’s the bottom) so the only way forward, is up.