Re: SAR and delaying reviews?
Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 am
I ended up not using NHS wheelchair services. I did a ton of research and built a wheelchair for my son with the help of a engineering friend who I asked for advice. I contacted them first, they were the first people I asked but was turned down almost immediately. So I had to execute plan B. How many people do you care for?Londonbound wrote: ↑Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:07 amThing is it is all about money, NYCC and all the councils are trying to cut costs only today on the news 95 council staff are losing their jobs as the council are making cuts.
Our council have contracted out the care to private care companys, all the social services carers who were on a wacking good wage, good pension etc were got rid of.
TO SAVE MONEY.
The private carers are on minimum wage and you don't get good quality with minimum wages, you just don't.
Same with the NHS wheelchair service, they just can't afford to give you an all singing or dancing wheelchair and sometimes they refuse to give you a wheelchair at all.
There used to be so much support for my carees, it's all gone now due to council cuts.
Copied straight from the council website:-
"The longer term position therefore remains largely unchanged with the county council having to save a further £43m from its revenue budget by 2019/20.
The council has plans for £33m and a savings gap of £10m remains before news of the next funding settlement is made.
This gives a total of £169.4m saved over the decade – which represents a reduction of 34 per cent in the council’s spending power.
We won't use private carers then.