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Kath
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My thoughts on this are the problems that you mum might encounter. The regular bog standard single parent of a 10 year old would be expected to be looking for work . Now if your mum gives up work to take care of your daughter is she going to be expected to be looking for work from the job centre point of view? She could end up with problems around claiming benefits by giving up her job maybe? I don’t know but I think it is always better to get as much info as poss before making a decision. If everything runs smoothly, you get a new house, get yourself back on your feet, your job is sorted and such things, are you going to be in a position to contribute to looking after your mum financially when your daughter comes to live with you as your mum might not easily get another job.

I am wondering if it would be poss for you and your mum to work together in caring for your child, sorta like shared care so when your at work she can be with gran and when gran is at work she can be with you and when you are both at work you can have a childminder for the times when you are both at work?