Hi Rosemary, It is the same where we live. Folk are no longer allocated a long term social worker who gets to know them etc. They are only allocated a social worker for a brief period of time e.g. to do a care assessment and then the case is closed until it needs re opening again. I have had to liai...
Butterfly, Just in case you didn't see this section - on the HCPC website it says on the matter: Why doesn't my professional appear on the Register? This may be because they are registered under a slightly different name. For example, someone may be 'William Smith' on the Register but use 'Bill Smit...
Butterfly, I believe the social worker could raise safeguarding concerns if you prevent them from seeing your mother. However, I don't believe the meeting should go ahead if your advocate can't make it. I would allow the social worker to see your mum, but insist the meeting is rescheduled. I don't t...
Good point, Albert.

I don't know about the elderly, but when S's income and finances are looked at by Fairer Charging ( local authority,) to see how much he should contribute towards the care he receives, we have to provide proof e.g. Bank statements, benefit letters etc

I'm sorry to hear about this. A definite reminder that we often have to shout loudly to get any service these days. Do make a complaint once you feel able. Is physical therapy now in place for your mum?

bowlingbun wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:09 pm
In Hampshire they have to use the clients phone to ring a free number when they arrive and leave. Ask the county to arrange this for you.
S's new agency support before college uses this system too.

Hi Tricia, Welcome to the forum. I suggest your sister looks here https://www.carersuk.org/upfront/ at the Upfront guide as it's designed for those new to caring. Please note the advice line is open on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Carers UK Adviceline You can talk to us two days a week, no matter wher...
Jenny, " compliant/ non compliant," are terms used to describe care services by CQC, when they are inspected. I think professionals forget that families and friends caring for loved ones are doing so in their own homes and that the terminology of inspection is not appropriate. I once had an email fr...
Mrs A, I hope she isn't representational of most geriatric nurses?!
I wonder if SHE would use HER hard earned wages to pay for an elderly relative to go into a care home? I also wonder how she'd feel if her relatives put her in a home without consulting her first?

Hi Butterfly,
There is info on care plans here https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-ca ... plans.aspx