‘They just want parents to go away’: complaints soar as special needs schooling crisis spirals | Special educational needs | The Guardian


Chronic underfunding of the Send system in England blamed for failure to offer children adequate support

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Yes, there is chronic underfunding for special needs in the Uk, but that is one of many for another is Social care and while the immediate funding rests with the respective Local Authorities, (LAs), who themsleves are short of finance also. So, who is directly to blame, well this is the Government, this current oned and many, if not all previous Governments, for LAs receive a bulk of their fun ding in grants from the Government but from 2020 the Governments subjected LAs to drastic cuts through the austerity programme, none of which has been repaid back to LAs.

So, lets put the blame where it really is and that is on the Government, who are not respecting human rights and totally lacking in ‘Duty of Care’.

Source: ‘They just want parents to go away’: complaints soar as special needs schooling crisis spirals | Special educational needs | The Guardian

How flying could be improved for passengers who use wheelchairs – The Washington Post


The Transportation Department has announced several measures, but advocates say progress is too slow.

 

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This is disgraceful and very discrimitary for a wheelchair is an intergrel part of a person, as it is realy the equivalent of the legs of a non-wheelcair user and no one would expect a person to become adrift of their legs.

But profit is deemed more important than the human rights of persons who use wheelchairs.

In planes there should be either specific places where people in wheelchairs could continue to sit in their wheelchairs as there are in all other forms of transport, or seats should be able to be removed in order that a wheelchair could be placed instead. Much of this would require isles on planes to be much wider, thereby reducing the seating capacity, hence a loss of revenue and profits.

Also the rights to damages and compensation should be more available and should be paid in days of a claim being made, if not immediately.

Un til then persons in wheelchairs are not being granted the same rights as other passengers which should be illegal.

The airlines are effectively guilty of a lack of Duty of Care.

Source: How flying could be improved for passengers who use wheelchairs – The Washington Post

Odds stacked against it: how social care struggles to compete with supermarkets on pay | The King’s Fund


Pay is a key reason for the social care workforce crisis, says Simon Bottery. Nearly 400,000 careworkers would be financially better off working in supermarkets.

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This articles states the state of how it is for care workers, especially on pay compared to supermarkets a hospital support workers. Pay for care workers is one of the major reasons why there is a distinct shortage of care workers in the UK. This leads to lack of capacity in social care, so many persons in need of social care are unable to receive it, thereby causing many health inequalities, thus causing more impact on the NHS, with conscequences of increasing the crisis in the NHS. This is due to more persons needing access to the NHS due to insufficiencies of social care and so hospital admission are increasing. However, the lack of social care is also affecting discharges, as where a patient will need home care of temporary care home access, there is an insufficiency, hence the discharge is delayed, thereby causing ‘bed blocking’. This then means A&E can’t move patients to wards due to beds unavailable, which in turn means ambulances can’t move patients in ambulances into A&E due to no A&E being full. This then means there is a shortages of ambulances to take new patients to hospitals causing ambulance staff and patients at home great concern that the required help is being considerably delayed, causing not only the distress to patients, but further increasing deteriorations to their health and in a number of instances their deaths.

In all of this the blame is put on hospitals, A&E and ambulances, when the real blame on on non-listening and inactive Governments, being the current and all past Governments.

Put the accountability where it should be on the Government and the respective Government Ministers.

Duty of care is exceedingly important and hospitals, A&E and ambulances are doing all they can and maybe more, but this Government and all previous Governments have not taken on board their own Duty of Care, thus creating many safeguarding concerns which have to be dealt wit, even though there is the insufficiency of funding,, but safeguarding is a main priority and is first for funding. So, the lack of funding resources is being further depleated due to Government inaction and apparent non-concern.

Austerity cuts from 2010 are a major reason why Local authirities are not able to fund social care as it needs to be, which this and previous Government made the austerity cuts and will not reverse them, which is needed immediately and much more.

The deaths related to COVID were monitored, where is the monitoring of deaths from lack of social care, whic h will be far greater than from COVID.

This is abuse of Government power and a dereliction of human rights.

Source: Odds stacked against it: how social care struggles to compete with supermarkets on pay | The King’s Fund

Man with severe learning disabilities faces being deported to Jamaica | Home Office | The Guardian


Judge has found 34-year-old, who needs support with basic tasks, would ‘struggle to survive’ if deported

 

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The Home Office is the guilty here, guilty of having no ‘Duty of Care’.

It is very evident that this man was exploited by those he was with and therefore was not guilty of any offence. In fact the Home Office should be doing all they can to retain this man in the UK and allow his family to care for him.

But, the Home office is blinkered for if he is deported they will be sending him to certain death, but I believe the Home Office has no conscience and certainly no understanding of the circumstances.

Whether this be by ignorance or design is not clear, but I fear the latter.

Source: Man with severe learning disabilities faces being deported to Jamaica | Home Office | The Guardian

PIP Renewal Chaos | Same Difference


With many thanks to Benefits And Work. Renewals for PIP are in a state of chaos, with claimants left terrified that their PIP is suddenly going to stop because a new decision has not been made by t…

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Here, we are again with more PIP problems, this time renewals, not that they are not being renewed, but that there are delays with renewing.

These claimants went through all the hassle of getting PIP in the first place and on renewal there is always the possibility that the renewal could not succeed, not due to being not eligible for they would be, but that the stress from applying for PIP will resurface on renewal.

The renewal process should be much more simpler, but is it, it appears not.

Due to many reasons, COVID being one,  there are many more persons now wishing to claim PIP and these are getting the priority treatment and nothing wrong there.

But, the lack of communication re delays in processing renewals is causing much concern. The delays are extending up to and beyond the date of renewal and although the benefit is continuing to be paid, some communication as way of explanation and reassurance should be forthcoming, but it appears not.

Any reasonable organisation would be communicating in good time, but then this is the DWP, a Government organisation and Governments completely lack the skill of communication.

It would be so little to do, but then it appears that Governments have a delight to cause people stress as none of the processes appear to be ‘person-centred, but system centred. It appears that they don’t care about the people who have to deal with them, so what is new there., as this is how Governments have been for years.

They have no consideration for how people feel, which is evident from virtually everything Governments do.

Governments and the people they employ should realise that they are there for the people, not people for the Government, well should be in a democracy and not act as though they are dictators, for there are already enough of dictators in the World, not a democratic Government acting similarly.

Source: PIP Renewal Chaos | Same Difference

Long foodbank queues on Christmas Eve. – The poor side of life


A friend of mine that volunteers at a foodbank has just sent me the below images. They asked if their anonymity is kept and of course I’m respecting this. The photos were taken as they were a…

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Christmas Eve, the birth celebration of Christ, so we should all be equal, but here people are having to queue for food. This is not right and our Government has a ‘Duty of Care’ to ensure we all have the ability to obtain food without having to beg for it.

It is all our Duty to ensure that this Government ensures that we all can obtain food without having to beg, so make this Government be responsible and accountable to ensure that food is there for all by providing the means to make it possible.

This Government is not respecting the Human Rights of a proportion of the UK population and it needs to be made to do so, not only for Christmas, but throughout the lives of everyone.

 

Source: Long foodbank queues on Christmas Eve. – The poor side of life

More than 5,000 homes in England approved to be built in flood zones | Housing | The Guardian


Insurers raise alarm but builders say housing crisis leaves them with no choice

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No choice, of course there is always a choice for these homes could become uninsurable, unless builders build with sufficient flood defenses as the costs of dealing with floods should not be borne by householders and insurers.

Builders should have a ‘Duty of Care’ to their customers and if they are unwilling to abide by duty of care then legislate for them to do so.

Source: More than 5,000 homes in England approved to be built in flood zones | Housing | The Guardian

UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political


The United Kingdom is the fifth- or sixth-richest nation in the world; we should be able to afford to handle Covid-19 while still giving the best-quality care to those who need it. But we don’…

Source: UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political

UK faces national crisis as 6,500 care homes could close : Care Home Professional 


The UK is facing a national crisis with 6,500 care homes totalling 140,000 beds at risk of closure over the next five years, Knight Frank has warned.

Source: UK faces national crisis as 6,500 care homes could close : Care Home Professional

Tory MP Bob Seely calls for Britain to offer ‘mass asylum’ | Daily Mail Online


Britain should be prepared to offer ‘mass asylum’ to thousands expected to flee Hong Kong as China imposes tough new security laws, an MP said yesterday.

Source: Tory MP Bob Seely calls for Britain to offer ‘mass asylum’ | Daily Mail Online