Page 1 of 2

Angry, bitter, betrayed

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:55 pm
by kenm
The heading of this post is what I felt after watching ITV 1 at 12 noon today.

I resent being used to raise awareness and funds of organisations that do nothing for me as a carer.
Yes -ok-new carers do need helplines-support centers etc- but where in all this was ""OUR VOICE" screaming the place down about how when they've pointed people in the right direction for carer support they will only find that that support is being cut to the bone or stopped all together???
Nothing--just an over paid over rated royal giving us a pat on the head for doing a "fantastic job".

Yes Ken, I hope they will

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:02 pm
by Guest
Yes Ken,
I hope they will consider free internet access or free computers for the carers stuck at home 24/7
Someone has also suggested Teletext but I am not sure how that works. Good idea though.
So much I would like to say but sometimes words fail me.
Wendy

. Yes true support is being

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:07 pm
by Cheril The Peril
.
Yes true support is being cut right , left and centre. at the same time as the LA's announce these cuts, they make the extrordinary statemnet that they are infact not cutting services, or facilities, but redirecting the funding to a more up to date service Image . Oddly enough they are never very forth coming as to what these new up to date methods are.

But there are also quite a lot of articles, news reports abouts etc recommending the idea that the community, charities, and neighbours should be more involved and active.

This Government, incase any one is in doubt is constantly taking bigger and bigger steps backwards from shouldering the responsability of Social Care in this country. No matter what else they may say, no matter how many times they say they are commited to a better NHS, better social care with more choice etc, if we could see their feet, I 'd bet they are all wearing running shoes.
.

Have to agree with you guy's

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:56 pm
by starfury
Yep i can see where your coming from. I find it increasingly difficult getting help and services. It is getting worse in this country and your right, the goverment should be wearing running shoe's. The people of this country who have the heart's and mind's to look after the ill people in there lives, are taken for mug's by the goverment of this country.

One major bone i have is, why should we have to give up half our DLA allowance because we get a couple of hours a day help. I have the wife 20 hour's a day, day and night i see to her every requirement. The couple of hours help i get each day should be free. Untill i took up full time caring i had worked 25 years without being unemployed, paid the taxes, now where's my help.

So yes i am the same as you when i see, people doing the pat on the back routine for the camera's. It's all a case of smoke and mirror's from the goverment.

Re: Have to agree with you guy's

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:14 pm
by charles47
One major bone i have is, why should we have to give up half our DLA allowance because we get a couple of hours a day help. I have the wife 20 hour's a day, day and night i see to her every requirement. The couple of hours help i get each day should be free.
Given how much we save the government, I couldn't agree more.

Hi charles, thank's for the

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:26 pm
by starfury
Hi charles, thank's for the comment. Show's how little promises mean from the poeple in office.
When i started caring i was told i wouldn't lose out money wise, nearly 10 yrs on and now i am down by 140 a month on income, mite not seem alot to mp's getting 30 grand a yr, for mostly sitting on there backsides, but when you down to living on handout's. Every penny count's.

Not a strike, but a tough call...

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:19 am
by Scally
I would urge any carer who is in poverty and/or feeling stressed out to seriously consider going for broke - that is, calling the local social services and demanding alternative care. It's a perfectly serious option - and they have no choice but to respond urgently. They might offer a lot, they might offer nothing, but they have a legal duty to care and you don't. Heck, you have nothing to lose apart from your pride, and my guess is that you already lost that a long time ago....

mite not seem alot to

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:09 pm
by Gem
mite not seem alot to mp's getting 30 grand a yr, for mostly sitting on there backsides, but when you down to living on handout's. Every penny count's.
I think they get rather more than 30 grand - or is that just their monthly expenses Image

MPs receive a little over

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:03 pm
by charles47
MPs receive a little over £60,000 in salary, plus expenses.

Nice little earner for a (mainly) temp job.

when carers get ill

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:25 pm
by pandaeyes
I am now an ex carer as my husband is now in a nursing home. I got no option Social Services took over. After a Social Worker ignored my health and he went into hospital. Hospital Social Worker took over. I am now on DLA myself and cant work. So not only having to pay for the Nursing home i only have DLA to pay the bills. I will not ever in my life have a thing to do with a Social Worker. Now a year later i have got a hospital appointment for myself, from when my symptoms started. I was going to go for IB but i was to go to the job center as they were going to get me a job yet i cant balance cant walk very far at all. Carers who get ill be warned. Image