It's been a long time since I've used this forum, or any other connected with my relative's situation, sadly mum died a couple of years ago after being in a nursing home for seven years. I would only recommend it to others if it was clear that Steve Squires was nothing to do with it. I see that one of the posts I've accessed this evening congratulates him on setting up the forum and says how wonderful he is. That is dated October 30, 2016.
I guess that may be the date that info was transferred to a new server but if it was my forum I'd probably delete anything with his name on it.
Many of the posters on the original forum were fantastic, so helpful and willing to share info and ideas. I'm not sure I have any relevant experience now but I did manage to get continuing care funding for five years, really by keeping the case inside the appeal system, not sure if that is possible now as I know criteria were tightened up.
Best wishes to everyone, especially old friends who were on the board up to 2013, and if it is possible, I will try to visit and post if I think I can say anything relevant.