Social Care and the crisis it is in | Carer Voice

Social Care has been the forgotten health facility, well certainly by this Government and many previous Governments, for far too many years.  So, Social Care has been existing on budgets which are …

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Petition : Solve the crisis in Social Care – Carer Voice —

We all have reasons for reaching out and some of mine are mentioned below

As I am very concerned about Social Care could I also introduce you to my latest Petition, ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’.

With the Government, Social Care is the forgotten service and Yes, the Government as plenty to deal with currently, but more should have been done for Social Care well before the COVID 19 situation.

This section of care has been devoid of enough money for far too long and austerity measures only compounded this.

The starting salary for all care workers should be the Real Living Wage and not, as currently the National Living Wage or for some under 25 years The Minimum Wage.

The rate of pay is abysmal when compared to the responsibilities they undertake.

Therefore, I created the Petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’,

It is not just the rate of pay, but many others including


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BLOG – Police Scotland Breach My Human Rights

Yesterday, Thursday 6th February, I was awoken by a loud bang on my door. Dazed, I opened the door to two plain clothes officers from Police Scotland, who then proceeded to push their way into my home. They were there to execute a search warrant to seize all my “electronic devices”. The reason: People have made anonymous and malicious reports to Crimestoppers about me, and they can’t find who so are now investigating meHowever, their search was far from normal & now my solicitor has lodged a complaint.

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The Cyprus rape case is a chilling reminder of the price women pay for speaking up | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian

It is impossible to feel justice has been done for the British teenager in the Cyprus rape case, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Source: The Cyprus rape case is a chilling reminder of the price women pay for speaking up | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian

Pakistani Professor Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy – JONATHAN TURLEY

We have yet another example of the perils facing academics in some Muslim countries with a death sentence handed down by a Pakistani court against Professor Junaid Hafeez, 33, because he allegedly …

Source: Pakistani Professor Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy – JONATHAN TURLEY

Disabled people ‘love’ working for a pittance

Yes, people with Learning Disabilities like to work, but just because some may not understand money is no reason to pay them under the National Living Wage, which is too low itself.

A fair wage for a job of work is an entitlement that all in the UK should receive, irrespective of age, sex, health condition, etc.

Until this is respected all over the UK you will get unscrupulous employers offering people who are desperate or not understanding monetry aspects a wage far less than should be paid.

If employers should need an encouragement to employ persons with disabilities, which they should not, then pay the employers extra to do so and this could then be used to ensure the places of employment are fit for purpose, with regards to working conditions, toilets, work stations, required training and terms and conditions.

While it should not be required to state, but I find it is, the employment offered should be a real job and not just a job to do what others are unwilling to do and they should not be bullied.

There may be others to mention, but really people with disabilities should not be disrespected by employers and also their prospective work colleagues, this should be obvious, but, in practice, it is not, for many persons with learning disabilities feel put upon, bullied, made to feel not wanted. Whereas they really want to work and not content to stay jobless where a few of the unemployed do, just content to receive the benefit for not working.

The benefits that people with learning disabilities do receive are essential to their daily living and are not scroungers as they are stated to be by the Government, certain parts of the media and other persons who are so ignorant they really need re-educating.

Govt Newspeak

Sally Ann Hart, the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye, caused uproar at an election hustings this week when she defended an article saying people with learning disabilities should be able to work for less than the minimum wage.

“It’s to do with the happiness they have about working,” Hart said to jeers and outrage, proposing a “therapeutic exemption” to the minimum wage to encourage bosses “employing people with learning disabilities”.

Her comment that “some people with learning difficulties, they don’t understand money” did nothing to win over her critics.

But VICE can reveal that she is not the only Conservative to make questionable comments about…

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Is it ethical to keep pets and other animals? It depends on where you keep them : The Conversation

Animals don’t just need enough space to live – they need the right kind of space, too. An animal welfare lawyer defends our pets’ ‘right of place.’

Source: Is it ethical to keep pets and other animals? It depends on where you keep them : The Conversation

New York Times: Trump suggested shooting migrants in the legs – CNNPolitics

(CNN)President Donald Trump suggested shooting migrants in the legs in order to slow them down after they crossed the southern border during a March meeting in which he called for a shutdown of the entire US-Mexico border, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The Times — in an excerpt from the book “Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration” that cites interviews with more than a dozen White House and administration officials directly involved — reported that Trump had moved on from the idea by the end of what the paper described as a “frenzied week of presidential rages.” But he had also pivoted to removing staff who had opposed him, an idea largely advocated by White House aide Stephen Miller in his push for greater influence on immigration policy. CNN has reached out to the White House for comment on the report.
The meeting included Miller, then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, then-Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin McAleenan, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and other senior staff, according to the paper.


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