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Although Frances Ryan is correct regarding the systematic erasure of adults with disabilities (Social care is not just about the elderly, 10 February), she misses the point as to the legal intention of David Mowat’s statement. The last group of disabled people in plain sight but relegated to non-existence except during Red Nose Day are of course disabled children and their carers, usually parents and family. Parents have a statutory duty of care towards their children, which adults do not have towards other adults, hence the government’s need to make it more palatable for adults to care for their elderly relatives. There is the perception that parent carers of disabled children, and their children, get the lion’s share of the care system. This is untrue. In fact, the opposite is true. It is disabled children who have lost out completely to adult care, with families and children being abandoned by the state, and indeed wider society, who view disabled people – adults and children –

Source: The social care system is failing too many | DisabledGo News and Blog


Age UK report calls for urgent action, including cash injection in spring budget and development of long-term plan Social care in England is at risk of imminent collapse in the worst affected areas unless urgent steps are taken to address the crisis engulfing the sector, Age UK has warned. The charity’s latest report on the healthcare of older people calls for a cash injection into the adult social care system in the spring budget and the development of a long-term solution to a problem that will otherwise become more acute. Analysis previously published by Age UK suggests almost 1.2 million people aged 65 and over do not receive the care and support they need with essential daily activities such as eating, dressing and bathing. That figure has shot up by 17.9% in just a year and almost by 50% since 2010, with nearly one in eight now living with some level of unmet need, it says. Age UK’s charity director, Caroline Abrahams, said the report makes for “frightening reading”, adding:

Source: English social care system for elderly facing ‘complete collapse’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


Some elderly may be able to fund their own care, that is until their finances have dwindled to NIL and they will be doing so now. However, what about the elderly that have been in low paid jobs and have not been able to create a financial surplus during their working life, at times only being able to scrape by.

In all this what about the people with disabilities and find it impossible to obtain work, for in the main the work or understandable and knowledgeable employers are few and far between.

This all assumes that the persons with disabilities have the capacity not only to do work, but also to understand the concept of work. There are many with learning disabilities, who are alive today mainly because of the advances in medical science for in years gone by they would most likely not have advanced into adulthood. So, they will never have the opportunity to save and amass any monies to provide for their care throughout their entire life. So if these threats come about how will they survive.


Lord McColl is obsessed with just one aspect, when there are many aspects to consider.

Health and Social Care go in tandem as you can not fund one without the other or even worse under fund both.

Health and Social Care need to work closer together and it does have to be a consideration should not one organisation manage both Social Care and Health, for to not to do so is bound to have some duplication of work, which is not cost effective, especially having two management structures.

However, in many cases, family life is seriously fragmented for in 1948 it was generally that the male was the person who went to work, while the female looked after the family. This is not so today for in many families both parents are working so that they can, in some respects are able to function as a family unit by having the monetary means to fund a reasonable life.

As both parents are now working, this creates problems in creating meals and there many families create meals by using convenience foods or take always, which in some respects is not cost effective, for within the cost is an element of preparation by another party.

Family units are now more diverse and to find work many units have splintered across the UK and beyond.

You then have the power of the media, especially advertisements, which are geared to influence children and parents alike, by promoting foods which are considered less healthy, but are very tasty and appealing.

Also are Social Care and Health sufficient to manage the ever increasing population, the living longer factor and the increase in persons with disabilities, both physical and learning, due to improvements in medical science.

The may be other factors, but to chose just one shows complete ignorance of the problems and thereby the solutions.


The debate focuses on the elderly, but hundreds of thousands of people of all ages are made to suffer because the vital help they need is being cut. ‘In most discussions on social care, disabled pe…

Source: The social care crisis hits disabled people hard. So why are they forgotten? : Guardian. – DWPExamination.


Will this apply to the Queen?

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Ministers yesterday vowed to make it ‘easier’ for older homeowners to move into sheltered accommodation. Pictured is housing minister Gavin Barwell.

Source: Elderly in big houses could have incentives to downsize | Daily Mail Online


When will the Government and other powers that be realise that care is not just confined to the elderly, even though their care is very important, due to increases in mortality not only for the elderly, but also for persons with disabilities, especially the exceedingly wide spectrum of Learning Disability and Autism.

Care minister David Mowat should come out of the ivory tower of Westminster and find out for himself about the giving of care, for many families already do provide care to their loved ones and only call for local authority help when this reaches a crisis point, in that through their caring roles their own physical and mental health is deteriorating and they need the help to continue to care for their loved ones.

For in the UK today care provided by family members saves the country £1.39 billion in care costs, can they really do more.

Care minister David Mowat does not have a clue and neither do many others in Government and in some respects Parliament.


Special investigation reveals charity charges high rates for products such as mobile phones and car insurance. BRITAIN’S biggest pensioner charity is selling goods and services to the elderly for a…

Source: Wrinkly ‘rip-off’ Telly investigation exposes Age UK ‘flogging goods and services to pensioners at DOUBLE high-street prices’ : Sun. – DWPExamination.


Source: Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care | Care Industry News


Any system is open to abuse, but this is where quality monitoring should be a prime requisite. However, due to austerity cuts, local councils are consistently looking to reduce rates for care providers and by doing so these providers will need to reduce some of the areas which are included in the cacluation of their rates. They may only pay the minimum wage for to pay less is illegal, however, they may try to not provide reimbursments of travel expenses, make charges for uniforms and others. They may also reduce training costs and so may reduce recruiting, however, the latter may mean their staffing numbers may reduce which could mean they can not provde staff for all their contracts. It would be unusal for the profit element to be reduced.

It is therefore essential that there is a robust quality checking facility, This is done to some extent in the UK by the Care Quality Commission, but can they regularly check all establishments. So who else could check quality, this could be the local authorities, but with the Government cuts are they in a position to do so, for although they are constently quoting ‘value for money’ is quality at the forefront of their mind, as they only appear to be looking for the cheaper care providers. Then in doing so will not quality suffer.

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