News by Netflix? Warning streaming sites could provide public service broadcasting | Daily Mail Online


People should be free to watch digital media how they wish to and have the freedom to pay how and when they wish.

Most programmes are repeats, with many of them repeated within the same week.

The concept of TV within the UK is outdated and no one should be forced to have a TV Licence for watching programmes via a television.

Currently people in the UK have to have a TV licence, even if they never watch the BBC and this is completely wrong and smacks of ‘Big Brother’.

The TV licence needs to be scrapped and stations funded differently.

For if people are watching paid for TV, such as Sky, they are effectively paying twice for the privilege and that must be wrong.

The concept of the BBC is outdated and you can not state they are impartial, for they are not, as all TV media is biased in one way or another.

 

Source: News by Netflix? Warning streaming sites could provide public service broadcasting | Daily Mail Online

Lockdown has brought families of learning disabled people to their knees | Learning disability | The Guardian


The support system so many rely on was struggling before the coronavirus crisis. Now it is truly broken

Source: Lockdown has brought families of learning disabled people to their knees | Learning disability | The Guardian

Social care needs immediate £8bn investment, says Lords Committee


The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has called for an immediate, £8bn investment in social care in order to raise care quality and access to pre-austerity levels.

Source: Social care needs immediate £8bn investment, says Lords Committee

 

 

Social care reform could be further delayed due to coronavirus : Care Home Professional


Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said social care reform could be further delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Social care reform could be further delayed due to coronavirus : Care Home Professional

Coronavirus has negatively impacted practice, social workers say : Community Care


I am a Family Carer and I agree COVID-19 has had serious consequences for social care, especially as more people are in need of care due to increased isolation and many not being able to work due to lockdown.

In Sheffield, where I reside, we have had a form of social workers being isolated since 2017, when the Adult Social Care department was changed from being specialised teams to more generic and most if not all working from home. The department was split into 7 Localities , supposedly based in 3 or maybe 4 locations, but the locations were not large enough to base the Social Workers at the locality base.

If you were lucky to have been allocated a social worker, you may have been given their mobile number for contact, but getting to speak was difficult and responses to message on voicemail was not time effective.

In many instances if you were aware of the Locality contact details, when you did contact the Locality they were unaware of if the social worker was working or not and where they are.

So, although COVID-19 has increased demand, the lack of contact is not much different to normal.

What is more important is the lack of revenue, due to at least 10 years of austerity cuts by the Government, which have decimated the effects of social care.

The crisi in Social Care was bad before COVID-19, but COVid-19 as increase the degree of crisis.

If this Government does not immediately provide sufficient funding for Social Care, then the degree of Social Care available will be virtually non-existent.

The Government needs to ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’ without delay, if not the resultant demands on health care will be devastating to health, irrespective of whether there is a second wave of COVID-19.

Please refer to my petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’,

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

For further information,
https://www.dropbox.com/s/74ckd926thbrlo8/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care%205.docx?dl=0

Campaigners call for direct financial aid to struggling care providers : Care Home Professional


Campaigners have called for financial aid to be given directly to care providers to prevent many going out of business during the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Campaigners call for direct financial aid to struggling care providers : Care Home Professional

Campaigners call for direct financial aid to struggling care providers : Care Home Professional


Campaigners have called for financial aid to be given directly to care providers to prevent many going out of business during the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Campaigners call for direct financial aid to struggling care providers : Care Home Professional

Care leaders brand MPs ‘shameful’ over Immigration Bill vote : Care Home Professional


Care organisations and unions have condemned “out of touch” MPs for voting in favour of the government’s controversial Immigration Bill.

Source: Care leaders brand MPs ‘shameful’ over Immigration Bill vote : Care Home Professional

FUTURE OF CARE: Care England chief highlights ‘critical year’ for social care : Care Home Professional | Carer Voice


Care England CEO, Professor Martin Green OBE is correct that 2020 is a critical year for Social Care and the Budget on 11 March 2020 could go some way to solve some of the problems.

I have a petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’, which I feel concurs with Professor Martin Green OBE comments. please see link

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care.

My own family and many other families rely on Social Care to help us look after our relatives who have major needs relating to care.

We all have, over the years, done what we can to help manage these needs of our relatives, but there comes a time when the needs exceed what we ourselves can realistically deliver, hence our, now, reliance on Social Care and without it our relatives needs will not be met.

If the crisis in Social Care is not met, this will then increase the crisis in health.

Please could you consider signing the petition and then sharing it.

Lack of funding for Social Care is a major problem and this leads to

  1. not only insufficient funding for all forms of Social Care

  2. a lack of people wishing to come into the profession due to the abysmal rate of pay

  3. partly causing a lack of quality of care being delivered in some areas and other problems

  4. causing stress and exhaustion for family members providing care to their relatives, due to the lack of Social Care

Please could you see if you could show your support by signing this petition and then sharing it wherever you can.

For more information I refer you to my web page

https://carervoice.wordpress.com/petition-solve-the-crisis-in-social-care/

Please consider signing the petition and then sharing.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

Source: FUTURE OF CARE: Care England chief highlights ‘critical year’ for social care : Care Home Professional | Carer Voice