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Carers UK Forum • Shock at new BBC study. - Page 2
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That's what makes the difference.

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:48 pm
by charles47
That's what makes the difference.

With in excess of 33

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:03 pm
by rosemary
With in excess of 33 thousand care assistants claiming JSA, there should be no need in this day and age for children to be doing these tasks. I am not on about the general helping round the house etc but the heavy end caring some kids provide, the personal aspects of washing and cleaning parents.

With in excess of 33

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:24 pm
by late of this parish
With in excess of 33 thousand care assistants claiming JSA, there should be no need in this day and age for children to be doing these tasks. I am not on about the general helping round the house etc but the heavy end caring some kids provide, the personal aspects of washing and cleaning parents.
but if the parents can't afford to pay £13+ an hour for a careworker from an agency then they have to rely on their children Image

£13 an hour we have

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:42 pm
by delboy
£13 an hour we have gone wrong some where !!!

but if the parents

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:05 pm
by rosemary
but if the parents can't afford to pay £13+ an hour for a careworker from an agency then they have to rely on their children Image
I hear you Ann Image . Thats why for me, although every carer is as important as the next, we have to start from the home and then widen support, not reduce it to only those with critical/substantial needs.

Just think if only half of those assistants claiming JSA now were employed, how much taxes some of them would be paying. It is not good practice to have experienced staff claiming JSA when you have some elderly/ disabled people crying out for help.

Plus if they were sent in to homes wherein children are identified as carers, those kids would have a better chance of a decent education to set them up for their own working lives.

It is also why I dont believe in total privatisation of care services. When money and profit come before people, well, we all know what can happen. Dont get me wrong, there are good agency staff out there, good personal assistants but when charges are determined by companies, how long before the well runs dry completely.