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Carers UK Forum • The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care
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The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:44 pm
by butterfly68
Boris Johnson asks MPs to solve social care crisis after admitting he doesn’t have a plan

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/b ... li=BBoPRmx

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:43 pm
by bowlingbun
It would be far better if he asked us, those at the sharp end!

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:30 pm
by butterfly68
bowlingbun wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:43 pm
It would be far better if he asked us, those at the sharp end!
Then lets storm all our MPs office with what's needed

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:04 pm
by Cloudygal
Butterly

Yes that is a good idea.

Also Could Carers UK set up meetings with MPs.?

And I dont mean the fifteen minute surgery you get if Joe Public wants to see an MP.

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:48 am
by bowlingbun
Meeting the mm P is a good idea.
Starting with paying family carers the minimum wage with sick pay, holiday pay and guaranteed time off.
No more DWP interrogations for lifelong conditions.
Independent care needs assessments.

What else can we list between us?

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:23 am
by Cloudygal
Agree

Carers finances are appealing. They expect us to do so much and yet treated so badly.

Better training for support workers. Better pay and more chances for progression for support workers. Better recognition for support workers so that it it a good career choice. We need quality staff to look after our vulnerable people.

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:48 am
by butterfly68
The Continuing Health Care Scandal needs urgent attention. I don't know what planet these politicians are on, they need to wake up to the fact that the elderly/frail/older generation have contributed to life as we know it. They have worked their socks off and contributed to the system. Then when they're frail, they have to lose everything coz the system is corrupt. Politicians need to actively get on board and take responsibility.

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:39 am
by bowlingbun
I agree totally. A friend from Holland studied being a carer at school. To qualify, you had to be able to cook a dinner party for six people, in case clients wanted to entertain. Every carer should be given proper training to cook and manage money for clients.
Most of all I want a body set up to investigate complaints and fix them PROMPTLY. People could die before anything is sorted under the current system.

How to contact your MP? Just search that phrase and there is an online system.
I wonder if CUK could coordinate all our points and do a letter we could download and sign?

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:50 am
by butterfly68
bowlingbun wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:39 am
I agree totally. A friend from Holland studied being a carer at school. To qualify, you had to be able to cook a dinner party for six people, in case clients wanted to entertain. Every carer should be given proper training to cook and manage money for clients.
Most of all I want a body set up to investigate complaints and fix them PROMPTLY. People could die before anything is sorted under the current system.

How to contact your MP? Just search that phrase and there is an online system.
I wonder if CUK could coordinate all our points and do a letter we could download and sign?
Yeh an truly Independent body to deal with investigating complaints is definately needed. I have approached lots of local councillors and MPs since 2012 for help + support. They're too busy to care, even those I was recommended......and they have a 'duty'; yeh for what they can get out of the position.

Re: The PM is now asking MPs to solve Social Care

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:15 pm
by Cloudygal
At present all the government departments can get away with whatever they want. There is no accountability.

Just woke up today and thought "I've had enough of all this"

But of course,, theres no choice...have to carry on.

Its scandalous.