Funding from higher taxes would cut avoidable deaths and improve equality after the Covid pandemic, yes it would, but with Social Care it can’t wait for over a decade for it needs its funding now, like yesterday.
COVID, if we did not know it already that England, even the whole of the UK needs Social Care like never before. The funding increase has to be now, before any more deaths take place.
The funding situation was bad enough before the start of austerity cuts in 2010, they made it much worse and now COVID has left Social Care so decimated that no one is safe.
To not do anything, shows that this Government has no consideration for anyone in need of Social Care, it is as though they are being left to fend for themselves and this they are unable to do, hence their need for Social Care.
To do nothing means that this Government has blood on its hands.
There is a petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care, Which needs your support
Source: UK needs £102bn boost to NHS and social care, says major report | NHS | The Guardian
Trump at his worst, it is a pity there is no stop button on his mouth and Tweets, for this comment shows a complete indifference to those who have contracted COVID-19 and especially to those families who have had relatives who have died from COVID-19.
Even though he appeared to have had COVID-19 some months ago, or was this FAKE news to gain sympathy and a boost during the election period, his view of COVID-19 looks to be unchanged, in that he feels COVID-19 is not as bad as the medical experts are saying, even though the facts and figures show that it is a very serious condition causing many serious problems.
It is not just the short-term of COVID-19, but for many who have contracted COVID-19, it is the long-term conditions, which in some are extremely serious.
America and the World will not have much longer with a Trump Presidency, but the outcomes of his Presidency could have very serious effects, certainly on Americans but also all parts of the World.
For when he is the former President of America, what other mischief will he be involved with and what will the consequences be, for not only America, but all of us.
Source: Trump: Millions Of Americans Getting COVID-19 Is ‘Terrific’ And A ‘Powerful Vaccine’ | HuffPost UK
The incidence of COVID-19 in care home has continued to decline with the latest weekly data showing fatalities fell by more than a third.
Source: Care home COVID-19 deaths drop by more than a third : Care Home Professional
The UK government has said that the £60,000 bereavement payment to the families of health workers killed by the coronavirus will not apply to care workers or hospital cleaners.
The Tories have also said that families of the deceased have no automatic right to remain in the UK. Families of people who died trying to keeping us safe and well could face deportation if their right to remain is withdrawn.
Johnson and his fellow Tories will no doubt still make sure they are filmed ‘clapping for carers’ tomorrow.
Source: Tories say £60k payment to bereaved families of health workers will NOT apply to care workers or cleaners – and families of immigrants may be deported – SKWAWKBOX
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to release updated Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) mortality statistics, in response to a Freedom of Information request from disability campaigner Gail Ward.
The shocking statistics reveal that 111,450 ESA claims were closed following the death of claimants between March 2014 to February 2017.
However, the DWP stress that “no causal effect between the benefit and the number of people who died should be assumed from these figures”.
Source: DWP forced to admit more than 111,000 benefit deaths
This is purely down to the current Tory Government, it is there actions on austerity which is causing this underfunding. Currently we are only hearing how the underfunding is affecting situations within the NHS. However, it is not only just the NHS which is seriously underfunded, the other is Social Care, both Children’s and Adult. In fact they may be more seriously underfunded than the NHS, but the NHS has always been looked out before Social Care.
They used to be dealt with by 2 different ministers, but that is now not the case, the Hunt, needs to take action now and overrule the Treasury as both the NHS and Social Care need a substantial increase in funding. To say the UK cannot afford it is not acceptable, the UK has to afford it, otherwise there is no point in the UK existing.
This is not a crime but it should be.