My 31 year old daughter has been living independently, with some help from us, for a few years in a council flat. Unfortunately a few months ago a very noisy family has moved in upstairs and she's not coping well at all. I'm worried for her mental and physical health. Not sleeping, stomach issues with the stress and unfortunately alcohol binges when the stress gets too much. We've been in touch with council and she was told 'to respect their way of life' and obviously they don't realise the affect of noise on her. They said that the only way to move is to swap but there doesn't seem too much interest in the area she lives (It's not a nice part of the city and I'm constantly worried for her safety being a vulnerable adult, but thats another story!)
Someone has suggested getting her a social worker to help? Is this a thing for an adult with Aspergers? How do we get one? I've made an appointment with her GP, will he refer her do you think? I feel,after all these years, we could really do with some help from someone, it's also taking it's toll on our health too with the worry of it all now and in the future.
Hi - I'm sorry to hear your daughter's going through such a difficult time. In addition to Roswell's advice, the NAS Helpline might be able to give you some guidance: http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/about-us/contact-us.aspx
Thank you, I have tried ringing a couple of times on my breaks at work but the lines busy and I haven't got enough time to wait then. I'll try again on my next day off.
That's a shame Hope you manage to get through to them next time.
Thanks, I'm off Monday so i'll try then, especially as we got no joy from the GP today
Sorry to hear that - it must be so frustrating.