Leader warns care homes at ‘breaking point’ as death toll mounts : Care Home Professional


A care home leader has warned the coronavirus is stretching care homes to breaking point as the death toll of residents mounted over the weekend.

Source: Leader warns care homes at ‘breaking point’ as death toll mounts : Care Home Professional

Solve the crisis in Social Care ‹ Carer Voice — WordPress.com


You maybe wondering why I am still promoting this petition as we are in the Coronavirus, COVID 19 crisis and certainly now that Social Care is appearing to have some signs of recognition.

It is because of this recognition and I do appreciate the Government is concentrating on COVID 19, but Social Care has been forgotten for many years and certainly with regards to funding. I have been involved with Social Care, be it with regards to family or on a wider basis for over some 40 years and funding was always an issue and the last 10 years have has made the situation much worse.

So the recognition is an impetus on which to build and to ensure the recognition continues when COVID 19 has been overcome.

So here is how I am currently promoting the petition.

We all have reasons for reaching out and some of mine are mentioned below

As I am very concerned about Social Care could I also introduce you to my latest Petition, ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

With the Government, Social Care is the forgotten service and Yes, the Government as plenty to deal with currently, but more should have been done for Social Care well before the COVID 19 situation.

 

Source: Solve the crisis in Social Care ‹ Carer Voice — WordPress.com

The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it : The Conversation


Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.

Source: The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it : The Conversation

Sensory overload: Symptoms, causes, and treatment : Medical News Today


Sensory overload is the over stimulation of one or more of the body’s senses. It often affects people with certain conditions, such as autism or ADHD. Learn more.

Source: Sensory overload: Symptoms, causes, and treatment : Medical News Today

Should we wear masks or not? An expert sorts through the confusion : The Conversation


The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public’s use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it’s appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.

Source: Should we wear masks or not? An expert sorts through the confusion : The Conversation

It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false : The Conversation


Journalism’s ethics code says the press must ‘seek truth and report it,’ and also minimize harm. During a public health crisis, how should the press deal with President Trump’s inaccuracies and lies?

Source: It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false  : The Conversation

Petition : Solve the crisis in Social Care – Carer Voice — WordPress.com


We all have reasons for reaching out and some of mine are mentioned below

As I am very concerned about Social Care could I also introduce you to my latest Petition, ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

With the Government, Social Care is the forgotten service and Yes, the Government as plenty to deal with currently, but more should have been done for Social Care well before the COVID 19 situation.

This section of care has been devoid of enough money for far too long and austerity measures only compounded this.

The starting salary for all care workers should be the Real Living Wage and not, as currently the National Living Wage or for some under 25 years The Minimum Wage.

The rate of pay is abysmal when compared to the responsibilities they undertake.

Therefore, I created the Petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’,

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

It is not just the rate of pay, but many others including

 

Source: Petition : Solve the crisis in Social Care = Carer Voice — WordPress.com

Coronavirus: Over 100 disability charities sign open letter to DWP demanding urgent benefit changes – Welfare Weekly


More than 100 disability organisations sign open letter demanding better protections for disabled people affected by coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Coronavirus: Over 100 disability charities sign open letter to DWP demanding urgent benefit changes – Welfare Weekly