Woman with cerebral palsy has her electric wheelchair was taken away.


By this action it shows that Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust do not care and do not consider health in these actions so they are now Gloucestershire No Health and Unable to Care NHS Trust.

They should be ashamed of themselves, for they are commissioned to improve lives and not make them worse. A Formal Complaint needs to be sent immediately and assuming that their actions will not improve there should also be a submission to the Health Ombudsman.

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MPs call for the restoration of free tv licences for all over-75’s : Welfare Weekly


The Tories have been slammed over their handling of the 2015 negotiations with the BBC that ultimately led to the abolition of universal free TV licences for over-75s.

A new report published today by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee accuses the government of seeking to “bounce” the BBC into accepting a deal that exposed it to “administering welfare benefits”.

It says the BBC has found itself in the ridiculous position of being the administrator of welfare benefits that should “only ever be implemented by the Government”.

However, the report also says that the BBC cannot be absolved of responsibility for their part in the “flawed” negotiations, and highlights the lack of transparency at senior levels of the corporation.

In particular, BBC Director-General Tony Hall is singled out for his poor handling of the negotiations, particularly in failing to seek the formal agreement of the Executive Board before recommending the deal to the BBC Trust.

The report concludes that the 2015 negotiations were “flawed” on both sides and criticises the decision to hold the meetings “behind closed doors”. It also highlights that licence fee payers were not given the opportunity of a consultation.

The cross-party group of MPs calls on the government and BBC to work together to find a way of restoring free TV licenses for all over 75s who don’t receive pension credit.

 

Source: MPs call for the restoration of free tv licences for all over-75’s : Welfare Weekly

Furious Brexiteers cause traffic chaos across the country as they organise lorry go-slow | Daily Mail Online


  • Brexit Direct Action group said they had organised ‘multiple hauliers’ to ‘go slow’
  • Cars could be seen beeping their horns and swerving through the slow downs
  • Police rushed to intervene in Devon and said lead drivers would be prosecuted 
  • Protesters say the government has failed to deliver Brexit and has betrayed them

Furious Brexiteers caused motorway chaos across the UK as they organised a lorry go-slow at rush hour after the EU exit date was postponed.

Traffic mayhem could be seen in Devon, Cornwall, Lancashire, Stoke-on-Trent, Hull and north Wales.

Brexiteers of Brexit Direct Action are calling for similar ‘go slows’ across the country as they declare their fury at Theresa May‘s negotiations. They claim that they have hauliers prepared across the land.

The protests come as the exit date was postponed til at least April 12, as it was revealed today MPs could vote on cancelling Brexit altogether.

Source: Furious Brexiteers cause traffic chaos across the country as they organise lorry go-slow | Daily Mail Online

England’s social care shame: Country is worst of major developed nations in caring for our elderly | Daily Mail Online


England’s broken care system is lagging well behind those in other major Western nations, a damning report warns today.

Patients are being forced to pay substantially more out of their own pockets compared to those living in FranceItaly and Spain.

The analysis by Age UK is particularly critical of our ‘harsh’ means-tested system, which sees adults having to pay for their own residential care if their assets are worth more than £23,350.

This is stricter than in other countries – and results in thousands of families having to sell their homes every year.

The report criticises the unfairness of the English system, with dementia patients forced to pay more than those with cancer or heart disease.

And it brands England the ‘poor man’ of six Western nations – also including Germany and Japan – when it comes to care provision.

 

Source: England’s social care shame: Country is worst of major developed nations in caring for our elderly | Daily Mail Online

Supported Housing in crisis.Vulnerable severely let down by perverse £ system | Speye Joe


Yesterday the Tories caved in and abandoned their plans to use Universal Credit to pay for the costs in supported housing. They backed down some 7 years after first proposing this (ideological and totally impractical) change in a consultation paper in July 2011 and have now agreed that the legacy Housing Benefit system will cover housing costs in supported housing.

The two main housing lobbies of the National Housing Federation and Chartered Institute of Housing as well as housing trade journals and the usual suspects of housing CEOs et al proclaimed this to be wonderful news to be roundly welcomed and also stated – in huge delusion and error – that this now ensures supported housing services such as refuges are now safe.

Below are actual funding levels from two supported housing services and you can see the significantly different proportion of funding they have and which typifies the very real funding distinction between low level support services such as category 1 sheltered housing and a high support need service whose client group I withhold only for anonymity reasons.

Both service

 

Source: Supported Housing in crisis.Vulnerable severely let down by perverse £ system | Speye Joe

What about the carers and loved ones presents at Christmas asks The Purple Angel founder | Care Industry News


Prolific on social media he spends his time talking about dementia, changing people’s opinions and furthering the course for people to live well with dementia. A fight that can only be won with public support.

The Purple Angel campaign is now recognised across the globe.

Norman or Norrms as he prefers to be called sent Care Industry News a comment on living with dementia and the people he works with; particularly at Christmas.

“I sit and often think that a lot of the time it’s the loved ones who miss out at Christmas, the carers and those who make sure we, with dementia, are ok, so how can we help at this special time? Well here`s one way I hope ….

“If you know someone who has dementia this Christmas and is living with a wife, husband, loved one, family member or carers please ask them what their spouse used to like or do etc. when they were younger.  This disease is all about short term memory but most of us can remember way, way back with clarity. Once they have told you, it might be something like favourite sweets, songs, singers etc.

“Then, all you have to do without the spouse, person who hasn’t got dementia etc. knowing is to go, out and buy that as a present, wrap it and put under tree and wait until Christmas day.

“Can you imagine the person with dementia giving such a present to a loved one, especially when it’s something they both used to do, or listen to, or cherish together?? And how amazing that would be? Imagine the look on their faces when they receive this and ask WHO GOT THIS?? And you say MY DAD did, or my MUM did or whoever has dementia did?? How wonderful would that be?

 

Source: What about the carers and loved ones presents at Christmas asks The Purple Angel founder | Care Industry News