The Conservatives’ election victory means five more years of Tory rule; but what does it mean for social care? As we reported last week, the Conservatives’ offer to the sector was much more limited than Labour’s, and there was no mention of social care in prime minister Boris Johnson’s victory speech this morning. However, the […]
This is so true, but again the emphasis is on the elderly and care homes. While this is, indeed a vital area within the care industry, it is not the only one.
The home care market, with supported living, will be, most likely larger than the care home market, but is hardly ever mentioned.
Home care, in many instances id for a lifetime much longer than the years in respect of the elderly.
All these persons, whether they be elderly in care homes or other persons requiring care within their own homes are vulnerable and without good quality and quantity of care staff they will not receive anywhere near a reasonable life.
One of the main problems is the complete lack of respect and care the current Government have with the care industry and the complete lack of funding they provide for care to just stand still, let alone increase with more disabled people needing care, people living longer and more complex needs.
The whole care industry is regressing due to the lack of funding, which then has a bearing on the quality and quantity of staff within the profession.
It appears that people believe that anyone can be a paid carer and to a large extent that may be true, but to be a good quality paid carer it is not. Any carer needs to be very understanding, have respect for the persons they are caring for and treat them with dignity. Some paid carers believe that they are incharge when it should be the persons they are caring for whose choices should be respected.
If the Government does not provide the sufficient funding and local authorities then apply this funding correctly, the care industry to a large extent may not last the year through.
This will then increase the safeguarding aspects and no one gain anything.
As to Brexit, the ability of persons coming from outwith the UK needs to be maintained as threr is already a shortage of people in the paid carer industry to accommodate the current needs of care let alone the increases that are and will be coming through.
It should be an individuals right to be able to live where they chose to and not where an authority states they should. Care is personal to the individual and should never be reduced in quality or quantity.
Long term care should not be metered by cost, but by individual need in accordance with their choice. Why should having a disability or a life long condition mean their choice cannot be respected.