Budget 2020: Social care must be government’s ‘biggest priority’, say finance chiefs : Care Home Professional


Financial advisers have made clear what their priorities for reform are under the government’s ‘decade of renewal’ Budget for 2020, with a new deal

Source: Budget 2020: Social care must be government’s ‘biggest priority’, say finance chiefs : Care Home Professional

”I have it on good authority that CCHQ have told Salisbury cons assoc. that they must select a retainer candidate ….”


This is all wrong and disgusting.

If everyone is correct and CCHQ have instructed the Salisbury cons assoc to pick a Remainer candidate, then CCHQ should be told where to go. No wonder the Chair as quit. What is the point of having a local association if they can not proceed as they wish.

Whoever at CCHQ was responsible for this instruction should be dismissed forthwith.

If the Tories lose this election then it will be the fault of CCHQ, have they been infiltrated by Labour, Lib Dems, etc or are they just incompetent?

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”I have it on good authority that CCHQ have told Salisbury cons assoc. that they must select a remainer candidate, the chairman has quit in disgust. Perhaps this is a national directive from CCHQ?”

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Andrew’s in the frame: ‘Friends’ might say the picture that dogged the prince for years is fake | Daily Mail Online


  • Sources close to prince say the height of duke and Virginia ‘doesn’t look right’
  • But Andrew is understood to be 6ft and Virginia 5ft 8 which is reflected in image
  • Sources also claimed prince has ‘chubby fingers’, which ‘don’t match photo’
  • Images from around the time show Andrew wore same shirt and cufflinks often
  • California-born Virginia Roberts claims she had sex with prince number of times 

To her Australian neighbours, the only thing that made the slight, blonde mother-of-three stand out was her American accent. Otherwise ‘Gina’ or ‘Ginny’, as she was known to them, was just another ‘Central Coast mum’ enjoying her new life close to the ocean in New South Wales.

Only later would they discover that Virginia Giuffre’s very ordinary life hid an extraordinary past.

On a bookshelf in the three-bedroom bungalow she shared with her husband was a small, white envelope containing a collection of photos dating back a decade or so, documenting her teenage years.

Among pictures of her partying and riding horses was a single 7 x 5in photo taken in early 2001 when Virginia Roberts – as she was before she married – was 17.

Dressed in sparkly embroidered jeans and a pink singlet bought specially for the occasion, the teenager looks her age. But while smiling broadly for the camera, there is an underlying tension in her pose, one arm held uneasily to her hip.

Given the circumstances in which she claims it was taken, and considering the other people in the picture, any nervousness is entirely understandable.

Behind Roberts, off to one side, stands a smiling Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of disgraced media tycoon Robert Maxwell.

And then there is the older man who has his arm around Roberts’s waist, the fingers of his left hand touching the bare skin of the teenager’s midriff.

 

Source: Andrew’s in the frame: ‘Friends’ might say the picture that dogged the prince for years is fake | Daily Mail Online

Dani Garavelli: How can Trump use an orphaned baby for cover? – The Scotsman


Viewing it in isolation, you might assume it was a “first baby born in the new millennium”-type photograph. There’s Donald Trump with his thumbs-up, like he is personally responsible for producing this child-of-the-future; and Melania, her hair perfectly coiffured, cradling him like a Stepford Madonna.

It is only when you understand the context that it becomes grotesque. This was not a moment of celebration, but of mourning. The baby, Paul, is an orphan; his parents, Jordan and Andre Anchondo, died while trying to protect him from a racist gunman who claimed 22 lives in El Paso.

Trump won’t be worrying about any of this. He is not a man prone to self-reflection. He lacks the capacity for empathy and the dignity of office. On the visit to the University Medical Center, where eight of the injured were still being treated, he centred himself like the narcissist he is, turning the most solemn of occasions into a jamboree.

 

 

Source: Dani Garavelli: How can Trump use an orphaned baby for cover? – The Scotsman

Benefit cuts force desperate parents to rely on ‘baby banks’ for essentials – inews.co.uk


Increasing numbers of parents are being forced to turn to “baby banks” for essential supplies for their children because of cuts to benefits.

Little Village, an organisation which supplies clothes, toys, nappies and cots at three banks in London, said the number of new parents being referred to them has shot up from 773 in 2017 to 1,524 last year.

Sophia Parker, the chief executive of Little Village, tells Sky News that staff are “constantly shocked” by the stories and sights of poverty they come into contact with working at the banks.

“We see kids in shoes two sizes too small, without winter coats,” she said.

“We see families going hungry because they can’t afford food.”

‘Literally nothing left’

One parent approached by the broadcaster, Stevie Cooper, is eight months pregnant with her second child.

She has been forced to turn to the baby bank for supplies because of a delay in her universal credit payment.

“There are days when we can only afford to feed my son, so me and my partner go without, which isn’t great when you’re pregnant,” she tells them.

Source: Benefit cuts force desperate parents to rely on ‘baby banks’ for essentials – inews.co.uk

Pay all employed carers the Living Wage petition | Inclusion London | Carer Voice


You may be aware that there is a crisis within Social Care, an even greater crisis than that within health. This because a crisis in Social Care will have a great impact on health making the health crisis even greater.

 

Please could you consider supporting the Petition – Pay all employed carers the Living Wage.  Petition link

 

 

I am involved in a Petition project based on the Care Workers within the Care Industry.

 

This industry is in crisis, as is the Health Service, but within Social Care this crisis is even greater. This in turn will create even more pressure on all aspects of the Health Service. Therefore, action is needed to minimise the Social Care crisis and pay paid carers a reasonable wage is one of these actions, so there is now a petition.

 

Please, therefore, could you support the Petition – Pay all employed carers the Living Wage Flash, (Families Lobbying & Advising Sheffield), a group of family carers of relatives with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism in Sheffield are concerned at the state of Social Care, not only in Sheffield, but throughout the UK.

 

We all know that there is a major crisis in Social Care not just in Sheffield, but all over the UK. This is in a large part due to the lack of persons willing to come into the Care Industry, of which the low pay is a prime factor.

 

Parliament are aware and have formed a Cross Party Committee to look at funding, recruitment and pay for Care Workers in the Care Industry.

 

The Government currently have a recruitment campaign for the Care Industry ‘Every Day is Different’ https://carervoice.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/new-campaign-to-recruit-thousands-more-adult-social-care-staff-gov-uk/comment-page-1/#comment-57 .

 

However, there is no mention of pay.

 

Please therefore, could you consider the following #pay #employed #wage#funding #government#serviceproviders #living

 

Could you look at promoting the Petition – ‘Pay all employed carers the Living Wage, created by FLASh (Families Lobbying & Advising Sheffield).

 

Petition link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236151

 

Please sign this Petition, however, until you then click the signature verification link in the resulting email your signature will not be valid and will therefore not count re supporting the Petition cause.

 

More information https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2MsYduiazglWxA60JAY_2cpvN8

 

We need this Tory Government to end Austerity Cuts to Local Authorities and then increase the Grants to these Authorities so they can fund Care Service Providers to be able to pay their care workers at least the Living Wage.

 

Please also see the HFT report ‘Sector Pulse Check’, https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aq2MsYduiazglXuM7Duz6HOYXvsv

 

If the Petition attains 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond and if 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

 

Please support and share with your work colleagues, family & friends, Social Media, MP and Local Councillors.

 

For any further information Chris can be contacted on carervoice@gmail.com

 

Thank of you

 

Chris Sterry

Vice-chair of FLASh

 

Source: Pay all employed carers the Living Wage petition | Inclusion London | Carer Voice

The Birmingham protest shows we still can’t take LGBT equality for granted | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian


Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

So opens a Jackanory-style film uploaded to social media this week by one Birmingham mother, featuring her reading aloud from a picture book called Mommy, Mama and Me. It’s a cosy, toddler-friendly bedtime story about two mothers doing what mothers do the world over: pouring juice, tucking children up in bed, playing hide and seek. Your children’s primary school or your local library might well have a copy. Although they might have plumped instead for And Tango Makes Three, the tale of two daddy penguins adopting a chick.

Her point, of course, was to reassure anyone alarmed by wild rumours about primary school sex education that the idea of gay relationships can be introduced in a perfectly age-appropriate way, even to five-year-olds. Watching that film, I thought how far we’ve come since the 1980s, when tabloid scare stories about leftwing councils stocking such books in libraries panicked Margaret Thatcher into introducing section 28 – the ban on local authorities “promoting homosexuality”. Now we have an openly gay schools minister and a generation of kids who thankfully won’t have to grow up heaped with corrosive, lifelong shame. Times have changed. But not so much that we can take them for granted.

 

Source: The Birmingham protest shows we still can’t take LGBT equality for granted | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian

Families and lawyers call for end to deportations of long-term UK residents | UK news | The Guardian


The families and lawyers of people who were deported to Jamaica this weekhave called on the government to stop expelling people who have lived in the UK since childhood.

At least nine people who had been due to be deported on Wednesday but who were given a last-minute reprieve have been in the UK since they were children. Media coverage of their cases appears to have prompted officials to reconsider decisions to remove them, although no explanation was given for the change of plan.

Vance Brown, from Oxford, whose son Chevon, 23, was deported on Wednesday, said Chevon was in a very bad state when they spoke by phone after his arrival in Kingston. “He is devastated and feeling suicidal. We told him to hang on for our sake,” he said.

 

Source: Families and lawyers call for end to deportations of long-term UK residents | UK news | The Guardian

Government to amend deprivation of liberty scheme to cover 16- and 17-year-olds | Community Care


The government will amend its planned replacement to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) so that it applies to 16- and 17-year-olds, not just those over 18, a minister has confirmed.

Junior health minister Lord O’Shaughnessy pledged to amend the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill so that the proposed Liberty Protection Safeguards applied to young people aged 16 and 17, in a House of Lords debate on the bill yesterday (15 October).

The government had been criticised for excluding 16- and 17-year-olds from the scheme, particularly as they had been included in 2017 Law Commission proposals to replace DoLS that form the blueprint for the government’s plans.

 

Source: Government to amend deprivation of liberty scheme to cover 16- and 17-year-olds | Community Care