Unpaid carers were isolated even before lockdown – now we’re invisible | Society | The Guardian


Around 6.5 million carers in the UK are propping up the NHS by keeping loved ones safe at home. Where is their recognition?

Source: Unpaid carers were isolated even before lockdown – now we’re invisible | Society | The Guardian

BREAKING NEWS: PM announces £600m infection control funding for care homes : Care Home Professional


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced a £600m infection control funding package to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in care homes.

Source: BREAKING NEWS: PM announces £600m infection control funding for care homes : Care Home Professional

Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’ ‹ Carer Voice


The heading is from Welfare Weekly, https://welfareweekly.com/matt-hancock-refuses-to-commit-to-paying-care-workers-the-real-living-wage/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+welfareweekly1+%28Welfare+Weekly%29

Here is an extract from Welfare Weekly

‘The UK Health Secretary has failed to commit to following Scotland’s lead and ensuring all care workers in England get the Real Living Wage in recognition of their contribution to the Coronavirus response.

Responding to the UK government statement on Covid-19, SNP Shadow Health Secretary Dr Philippa Whitford MP urged Matt Hancock to roll-out the Real Living Wage to all care workers – like has been the case in Scotland for many years – and reverse the 20% cut to public health funding imposed by the Tories in 2015.

 

Source: Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’ ‹ Carer Voice

Britain’s welfare state: A return to the Tudor Era


This is the reality of 2020 and in many respects we have gone back to 1494, but it is not too late and make 2020 the year of change where there is full and real equality and not just a word that is spoken, but not meant.

This is not a sudden reversal to 1494 for it started some many years ago, well before 2010, but the last 10 years have been the worst.

Welfare benefits need to be reshaped to help those in need and not used as a punishment.

Social Care needs immediate funding to at least bring it back to 2010, which then was not sufficient.

It should not be seen as a crime to be disabled, to be poor, to be sick, etc for anyone of us, could be there tomorrow, if not today.

Boris needs to take this on board, Now, for to not do so, will create even more deaths than have been occurring and making a crisis in Social Care an even bigger crisis in health.

Health care has, over the last 10 years been continued to be funded, perhaps not to the degree as it should have been, but the drastic underfunding, or no funding for Social Care is causing more problems for health.

Whether we want it or not Social and Health care are very inter-related.

I now refer you to

Pease could I mention that the forthcoming Budget is an important opportunity to address the crucial issue of funding for Social Care, but will it.

Boris has promised, but will he keep his promise and even if money is made available will it be sufficient.

Boris has now mentioned it will take 5 years to get the funding, Social Care can not wait that long.

Boris needs to be told this is not good enough, so it is essential we keep the pressure on Boris and my petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care could be the means.

Please see below

We now have the New Year 2020.

However, if the ‘Crisis in Social Care’ is not Solved soon there will not be many more New Years for the care, required for persons in need of care, to be provided by Local Authorities due to their lack of funding.

This will then have a much greater impact on health care provision, which is itself in crisis.

I have therefore created my latest petition, please follow the link

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

For more information please follow the link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0f2skyxy37udqb/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care.docx?dl=0

It’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on social care. Will Javid pay up? | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian | Carer Voice


Restoring care standards even to 2010 levels will blow a big hole in the chancellor’s budget in March, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

 

Source: It’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on social care. Will Javid pay up? | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian | Carer Voice

Council wrongly reduced disabled man’s personal budget by arbitrarily capping respite payments | Community Care


A council wrongly reduced a disabled man’s personal budget by arbitrarily capping respite payments at the equivalent cost of residential care, despite this being an unsuitable way of meeting his needs, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.  As a result, his parents had to top up payments for carers so that the […]

Source: Council wrongly reduced disabled man’s personal budget by arbitrarily capping respite payments | Community Care