Social Care will it survive, now that is the question?


Social care has been in decline for far too many years, due to successive governments lack of actions to do something to ensure that it will survive. Now we have a Prime Minister who has done something, but it is way too little and way, way too late. It would have been too late, if the necessary money was made available yesterday, but to say it will now not be available for 3 more years, is adding insult to injury. People ease in need of Social Care so deserve so much better, for their pain and suffering will continue and not just continue, but will get much worse and they could not well survive, especially 3 more years, but is that the outcome this Government is working to.

Many years of very serious underfunding has and is taking its toil, as it was in serious decline in 2010 when the Conservative Government decided to introduce austerity cuts and these went on for at least 10 years and then came COVID. The austerity cuts came to ensure Local Authorities (LAs) made savings in their budgets, when any fool could see there were no savings to be made, except Government fools. So to work to the reduced budgets services had to be cut, even essential services. and this eventually included Social Care, as many LAs tried to shield Social Services from cuts, but eventually they had to come and it was the persons in need of Social Care who were made to suffer and they still do, well those still alive do.

I applaud those who have decided to become employed in Social Care, however not all who came in were there for the benefit for whom they are caring for and some of the Care Provider when also in there to make profits from the services.

Those providers should not have been there but many still are and they are destroying the reputations of the Care Providers who do care, just as the care workers who don’t care are destroying the reputations of the care workers who do care and it is the persons in need of care who were left to suffer.

It is said that during the COVID Pandemic people were Clapping for carers, but were they for were they only clapping for certain carers, namely Nurses. Now, while those nurses did deserve the clapping they were not alone for there were many others in health who were as deserved as where the care workers in the care profession. Certainly those in Care and Nursing homes did, but they were not alone, for it is not just the elderly in care/nursing homes who are in receipt of care, as we are left to believe from those who should know better . such as , the Prime Minister and his fellow Ministers, all the MPs and those in the media. Can we blame many of the population for believing that Social care is just for the elderly, well I believe we can for children and any adults can, through no fault of their own find themselves in need of accessing Social acre, either on a temporary basis or on a more permanent basis. For the elderly will only be for some for a short period, when you look at the length of the ‘Cycle of Life’ as some are in need as soon as they are born and then until their dying day, but why are these persons not seen for they are there in full sight, well it is because the people are not seeing them, many because they do not want to, others because they can’t understand the whys and wherefores and some who couldn’t careless, for all they care about is themselves.

Then we have the unpaid carers who currently save the UK well over £132 Billion every year by them caring for their relatives, until they can care no more, by reason of their own death or they become ill and need support themselves.

There are many reasons why people do not enter the care profession, which include

  1. the derisory salary for the work undertaken, which is more likely to be around the National Living Wage of £8.91 per hour, rather than the Real Living Wage of £9.50 per hour. When this is compared that persons could earn well over £13 per hour working at Amazon, surely someone looking after your relatives lives should at least be earning £14 per hour
  2. insufficient persons in the UK who are willing to work in the Care Profession for any reason, when there are many outside the UK will but are unable to do so because of the UK’s Immigration policy. in the 1950s when there was a lack of works due to WWII the government of the day went to various countries to encourage workers to come to the UK, many from the Caribbean, while today there are many still in Europe and certainly in many of the African countries and others, if only they were given the opportunities.
  3. but there are also lack of travel expenses, suitable sick pay, unsocial hours payments and other terms and conditions

But firstly we need a Government who understands care and will do what is required, not the Paltry offer from Boris Johnson, who after COVID is insulting all care workers.

I am not saying the NHS is not deserving the money it has been offered, but both need to be the money required, for not to do so will see the complete demise of Social Care and this will then truly bring the eventual demise of the NHS, just because Boris and his Ministers in Crime are not prepared to take the required actions needed urgently.

So the actions need to be taken now for 3 years is much too long to wait.

Covid-19: China pressured WHO team to dismiss lab leak theory, claims chief investigator | The BMJ


A World Health Organisation mission to study the covid pandemic’s origins in China, which announced in February that the possibility that the virus had escaped from a laboratory needed no further investigation,1 was put under pressure by Chinese scientists who made up half the team to reach that conclusion, the scientist who led the mission has said.Peter Ben Embarek, who led the scientists dispatched by WHO to Wuhan, told a Danish television documentary, broadcast on 12 August, that the Chinese scientists refused to even discuss the lab leak scenario2 unless the final report dismissed any need for further investigation.Having haggled about it until 48 hours before they left China, Ben Embarek said, his Chinese counterpart eventually agreed to discuss the lab leak theory in the report “on the condition we didn’t recommend any specific studies to further that hypothesis.”Discussing the team’s findings before leaving China, Ben Embarek told reporters that a lab leak was “extremely unlikely.” Asked by Denmark’s TV2 if that wording was …

Source: Covid-19: China pressured WHO team to dismiss lab leak theory, claims chief investigator | The BMJ

I’ll take Meghan to COURT to see my grandchildren, says Thomas Markle | Daily Mail Online


Speaking at his Rosarito, Mexico home, Thomas Markle said he was ready to take his estranged daughter Meghan to court in order to see his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet.

Source: I’ll take Meghan to COURT to see my grandchildren, says Thomas Markle | Daily Mail Online

U.S. tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act | Reuters


Some U.S. tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation.

Source: U.S. tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act | Reuters

Why Does Social Media Deem It Acceptable to Allow Racial Abuse to Black Footballers? | Community | News


No form of abuse is acceptable no matter what circumstances are involved.

With Social Media they do have the resources to eliminate the abuse though their platforms, but they appear unwilling to do so.

The legislation promised in the Queen’s Speech could well alleviate that to some or all extent.  However, these platforms are owned my multi-billionaires and so their resources to fight or reduce the effects of any such legislation are enormous, but that should not stop the legislation coming into force and if it needs to be amended to make it more enforceable then so be it.

Black footballers could come off Social Media but why should they, why is it the innocent who have to act, rather than the perpetrators being punished, it is because it is easier for this to occur, but it is a major limitation of freedoms. Just because something is difficult should not be an excuse to not proceed, as by not proceeding this is as bad as the initial racial abuse and is in effect condoning but inaction or insufficient action. If the was put into every legislation, that inaction or insufficient action was illegal then more would be done by all concerned.

 

Source: Why Does Social Media Deem It Acceptable to Allow Racial Abuse to Black Footballers? | Community | News

Piers Morgan torn apart for ‘hateful’ takedown of Meghan and Harry interview on GMB | The Independent


Morgan is acting like a spoiled brat, now I am not sure if this is for show or this is him.

Watching the show just now, he walked offset, which I presume it means it is the later. Will he be back, I feel he will, which will be a shame.

Source: Piers Morgan torn apart for ‘hateful’ takedown of Meghan and Harry interview on GMB | The Independent

Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why


There are many reasons why Black Americans are unjustly treated in America and health is just one of many areas, another major area being Law and Order.

Nobody should be abused in any way, especially due to racial origins, but especially in America there is a long history of racial abuse and in many instances the historical instances are still occurring. In fact, many white Americans, would if they could turn back the clocks and this has only been made worse from 4 years of the Trump administration.

Even under the Biden administration changes, if any will be hard to achieve and then there is 2024, the very real possibility that Trump could return.

But it is not just in America that there is mistrust and racism, for this can and does occur in many countries, the UK being one, but, I hope, to not the extent of it is in America. But what do I know, for I am not of Black origin and may not even notice what is occurring in front of me, left alone behind me.

Nobody should have to contend with racist abuse, in fact, any form of abuse, for it is abhorrent and we should all be doing what we can to ensure abuse is not abound.

I do hope, that the mistrust can be minimised and eventually even, not occur, but this will require all of us to be vigilant.

COVID-19 is not concerned who it affects and my real wish is that the vaccine mistrust is overcome, but all the misinformation on Social Media will need to be countered, for if it is not, then there will be no chance that the COVID mutations will ever be reduced. COVID-19 will be with us for the long-term.  The only effective counter is the vaccines, for the various restrictions can only go so far and that is assuming that we are all abiding by the restrictions, which we are not, but hopefully only a minority.

Colour is only skin-deep for underneath we are no different, so colour should be no reason to discriminate for we all have an equal right to life.

Source: Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why

Whatever you think of Harry and Meghan, their media critics are far worse | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian


Meghan and Harry from a different perspective, a perspective which shows the Royal Family, the Hanger-ons and the Royal Media are not in control. That Meghan and Harry dare to wants to live their own life away from the control of a 94 year old grandmama.

Why should anyone have so much control over the lives of anyone.

The Royal family have a lot to learn, but they do not wish to and certainly the persons who surround the Royal family do not. These are, so called, experts on how Royalty are supposed to behave.

For it appears males within the family can, effectively do as they please provided it does not become public knowledge, but even then they are allowed to get away with it and some arrogantly believe they have a right to do so, are you not Andrew and Philip.

But, if you are female, except if you are directly connected to the family, such as Anne and previously Margaret, they have to do no wrong, this was previously Diana, Fergie and now Meghan.

This family have great privileges and for some money appears to be no object, yes, the press is always on their tail, but are their duties really that exhausting, in fact,Andrew appears to be drawing money for doing more than nothing, but then would anyone want to be associated with him, except his Mum, but is that also doubtful.

Harry and Meghan have every right to live their own lives and they have promised to refund all or most of what was spent on them or on gifted properties.

With Meghan, the Royal family have let a great opportunity to learn slip through their fingers, for they have a lot to learn about diversity and Meghan would have been and still is, if the family would get off their ‘high horse’ and ask for help.

As the article states many families have relatives who are there for themselves and the Markles and Windsors are no exception. Meghans half-sister is a nightmare, and her father needs to learn that life does not revolve around him, for his daughter, Meghan has a right to live her own life, either with or without him.

She has chosen to live with Harry and I feel it will be good for both of them, for Harry, since the death of his mother, Diana, has not been good, certainly his mental state. For who would wish to be forced to walk behind his mother coffin, certainly at his young age and all the instances before and after her death, was he really allowed to mourn how he wished to, who knows, well Harry for one.

Meghan before Harry had her independence and to live with someone does mean that some of the independence can not continue in the same way, she will have made mistakes, but do we not all and we are not hounded by the press, the so called, Royal experts and members of the Royal family. Philip certainly does, but he is not continually hounded, except in the first instances to some degree.

So, allow Harry and Meghan to live their own lives, how they wish, mistakes will be made, but it is for them to deal with them how they feel fit. If they want publicity or not, then that is their choice, for I would certainly use what I have to my own advantage, while endeavouring to protect my children.

We all feel the Queen is for all of us, but is she,, for she does not know that the majority of us exist and would not acknowledge us, unless we were in her way. How she shouted out to people who were in her line of view at a racecourse a few years ago says a lot.

I wish Harry and Meghan all the best and do realise they would not give me a second glance, that is assuming there was a first.

 

 

 

 

Source: Whatever you think of Harry and Meghan, their media critics are far worse | Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex | The Guardian

Fury as BBC calls dead IRA terrorist a ‘veteran’: Bosses apologise to families | Daily Mail Online


Another own goal by the BBC, funded by UK TV licence payers, is this how they respect the UK, surely enough is enough and the TV licence should be scrapped.

 

Source: Fury as BBC calls dead IRA terrorist a ‘veteran’: Bosses apologise to families | Daily Mail Online