I thank Rose Ayling Ellis for posting this on Instagram and yourself for sharing.
We all have a right to object, but the way or ways it is done is so important, for this man to do as he did, is also so discriminating to others and could have well spoiled the performance for the others attending.
Always be respectful and in doing so respect the Rights of others.
The grisly footage, released in four parts, indicates an ambulance did not arrive for more than 20mins after the vicious beating. This article contains description of physical violence
This is all so wrong and my heart goes out to the family of Tyre Nichols and all the other families of American Police brutality, whatever their racial origins, but especially so the so called, Minority Ethnic origins, which are not that so minor for they are a very sizeable part of the American population and being so should be entitled to all the Human Rights allowed in America.
But, even though many Americans don’t believe so, the Human Rights in America are not as extensive as they should be, in a So Call Democracy as Very Right wing politics and right wing religions are abusing their assumed power in all matters.
Americans need to extend their horizons and see for themselves the extent of Freedoms in other so called democratic countries.
Yes, there will always be some legislative restrictions, but not to the same degree as in America and these degrees change from State to State.
It would appear that some American Police forces have not progressed much, if at all and some are now even worse that in the days of the Wild West. For it is now the 21st century and not the 18th when America was formed, but others were there before with the Indians, now referred to as Native Americans. Many of whom were assassinated by the incoming invaders, starting with the Pilgrim Fathers and many others afterwards.
Being Christians, or so we are told, but having far right views, hence their decision to leave England and find pastures new, but without any apparent thoughts about anyone already there.
Were they really bringing Christian principles to America and then in the southern areas of North America and the West Indies to allow slaves to be brought over from Africa. In doing so not extending these Christian principles to the slaves as they believed them to be not worth any vestiges of Christian thoughts. Some of which, in many ways, still exists today in how so termed minorities are treated in America, with many Americans Caucasians wishing that the return to the 18th century should be done today. perhaps, in some extent this is why the American police are how they are today, even those of non-Caucasian origins.
Every country still has a lot to learn, but some much more than others, for we are all humans and really we should all be able to live together and not let any differences get in the way, being it gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability and many others.
Let’s all live in peace and show each other the respect there should always have been and do away with all forms of discrimination and acknowledge the Human Rights of others.
Sir Mark Rowley was responding to figures that show 150 officers are currently under investigation over allegations of sexual assault and racism.
This is and needs to be extremely worrying and drastic actions need to be taken to change this not only for the safety of everyone but for the reputation of not only the Met police, but for every police force throughout the UK.
We were all for years brought up to trust and believe in the Police and for many of the UK population our Police could not do any wrong.
I was on Jury Service many years ago and I heard someone say why should the Police lie, well now we know that they do, hopefully only in a minority of occasions, but how are we to know.
Over the years it has been shown to be that it is not only the Police who endeavour to do cover ups, but in many other professions even in Parliament and the Government, but then who believes any politican.
But there has to be safeguards in any profession and they have to be seen to be effective, for to not leads to anarchy and very soon to the complete breakdown of Law and Order, with no trust anywhere.
We are supposed to be a democracy with the belief all are equal, but money and assumed power, talks and leads to forms of supremacy which are not good at all.
All aspects of the UK need to be accountable and it be easy to enact accountability to all.
Trust needs to be earned and so does respect, for in many instances what is seen as respect is, in reality, fear.
Human Rights also need to be respected.
Canadians living with disabilities say they’re being left behind by the Liberal government, after a promised disability benefit was not included in last week’s budget.
It appears that no matter where you live politicians can’t be trusted and the persons with disabilities will not be treated equally, what have we all done that these politicians are put into our vicinities and that persons with disabilities are universally treated disgustingly and not with respect and dignity.
Well power can and does corrupt and that means those who wish power and have a low level of decency will do all they can to gain power be it in democracies or in dictatorships.
Are we all gullible, well some may be but many of us do still trust what we are told, unfortunately, in many instances very mistakenly.
As to disability, many see this as a situation of weakness and therefore not to be granted the equality which we all should have.
Even worse, in many instances, the very people who try and do come into power are the very same people who don’t respect equality.
What can be done, well we all need to respect each other more and be there for each other more and do all we can to ensure the values of respect, dignity, honesty are maintained and where not endeavour to ensure those who don’t respect these value don’t get into power and if and when they do we all band together to ensure they lose the power at every opportunity.
We all have human rights and it is everybody’s responsibility to ensure that these rights are not eroded and also temper any abuses of power.
From Austria to Latvia, the current wave of Covid is seeing a backlash against unvaccinated people, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
This all rests with why people get vaccinated and to some extent why wearing face covering, previously this was down to people just safeguarding themselves, but with COVID there is now the question of safeguarding others.
As, by being vaccinated and with face coverings there is an element of not only reducing the catching of COVID, but, if you do, by being vaccinated and also wearing a face covering you will also be mitigating the risk of passing onto others.
Thereby, being looking to safeguard the community as well as oneself. We are not alone and the reason why excess vaccines should be sent to other nations to reduce the risk in those other countries and by doing so reducing the extent of mutations of COVID.
We all have Human Rights and by adhering to some others are affected, so consideration is of prime importance.
- We all need to be considerate of others.
- If further Covid restrictions are needed, the debate could get uglier this time | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian
Social care has been in decline for far too many years, due to successive governments lack of actions to do something to ensure that it will survive. Now we have a Prime Minister who has done something, but it is way too little and way, way too late. It would have been too late, if the necessary money was made available yesterday, but to say it will now not be available for 3 more years, is adding insult to injury. People ease in need of Social Care so deserve so much better, for their pain and suffering will continue and not just continue, but will get much worse and they could not well survive, especially 3 more years, but is that the outcome this Government is working to.
Many years of very serious underfunding has and is taking its toil, as it was in serious decline in 2010 when the Conservative Government decided to introduce austerity cuts and these went on for at least 10 years and then came COVID. The austerity cuts came to ensure Local Authorities (LAs) made savings in their budgets, when any fool could see there were no savings to be made, except Government fools. So to work to the reduced budgets services had to be cut, even essential services. and this eventually included Social Care, as many LAs tried to shield Social Services from cuts, but eventually they had to come and it was the persons in need of Social Care who were made to suffer and they still do, well those still alive do.
I applaud those who have decided to become employed in Social Care, however not all who came in were there for the benefit for whom they are caring for and some of the Care Provider when also in there to make profits from the services.
Those providers should not have been there but many still are and they are destroying the reputations of the Care Providers who do care, just as the care workers who don’t care are destroying the reputations of the care workers who do care and it is the persons in need of care who were left to suffer.
It is said that during the COVID Pandemic people were Clapping for carers, but were they for were they only clapping for certain carers, namely Nurses. Now, while those nurses did deserve the clapping they were not alone for there were many others in health who were as deserved as where the care workers in the care profession. Certainly those in Care and Nursing homes did, but they were not alone, for it is not just the elderly in care/nursing homes who are in receipt of care, as we are left to believe from those who should know better . such as , the Prime Minister and his fellow Ministers, all the MPs and those in the media. Can we blame many of the population for believing that Social care is just for the elderly, well I believe we can for children and any adults can, through no fault of their own find themselves in need of accessing Social acre, either on a temporary basis or on a more permanent basis. For the elderly will only be for some for a short period, when you look at the length of the ‘Cycle of Life’ as some are in need as soon as they are born and then until their dying day, but why are these persons not seen for they are there in full sight, well it is because the people are not seeing them, many because they do not want to, others because they can’t understand the whys and wherefores and some who couldn’t careless, for all they care about is themselves.
Then we have the unpaid carers who currently save the UK well over £132 Billion every year by them caring for their relatives, until they can care no more, by reason of their own death or they become ill and need support themselves.
There are many reasons why people do not enter the care profession, which include
- the derisory salary for the work undertaken, which is more likely to be around the National Living Wage of £8.91 per hour, rather than the Real Living Wage of £9.50 per hour. When this is compared that persons could earn well over £13 per hour working at Amazon, surely someone looking after your relatives lives should at least be earning £14 per hour
- insufficient persons in the UK who are willing to work in the Care Profession for any reason, when there are many outside the UK will but are unable to do so because of the UK’s Immigration policy. in the 1950s when there was a lack of works due to WWII the government of the day went to various countries to encourage workers to come to the UK, many from the Caribbean, while today there are many still in Europe and certainly in many of the African countries and others, if only they were given the opportunities.
- but there are also lack of travel expenses, suitable sick pay, unsocial hours payments and other terms and conditions
But firstly we need a Government who understands care and will do what is required, not the Paltry offer from Boris Johnson, who after COVID is insulting all care workers.
I am not saying the NHS is not deserving the money it has been offered, but both need to be the money required, for not to do so will see the complete demise of Social Care and this will then truly bring the eventual demise of the NHS, just because Boris and his Ministers in Crime are not prepared to take the required actions needed urgently.
So the actions need to be taken now for 3 years is much too long to wait.
I do hope that the EU Parliament come down on the side of Catalan leaders Puigdemont, Ponsatí and Comín, rather than the Spanish authorities.
For the leaders Puigdemont, Ponsatí and Comín were following their convictions and the wishes of the Catalonian population in the 2017 independence referendum.
For, if, the results of any referendum are not abided by, then what is the point of having a referendum.
However, the EU and some countries within the EU are not good in progressing the views of referendums, has can be seen with the UK Brexit referendum of 2016 and previously referendums in Ireland in 2001 and 2008, Greece in 2019 and France and The Netherlands in 2005, .
Lets hope on this occasion the views of the Catalonian population will be upheld.
Tomorrow Monday, November 16th, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs will start discussing whether to lift the immunity of Catalan leaders Puigdemont, Ponsatí and Comín. This comes at the request of Spanish authorities, who have openly expressed their desire to have them extradited in order to jail them for their roles in the 2017 independence referendum, even though Belgian justice recently rejected the extradition of exiled Catalan leader Lluís Puig arguing that the Supreme Court did not have the authority to issue a European arrest warrant against him.
The ultra-conservative Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki will be the head of the committee and will present the case, which will then be discussed by the rest of MEPs on the committee.
Monday’s session will be held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions. Puigdemont, Comín and Ponsatí will be summoned for a hearing at a later date. The debate on their immunity is…
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I disagree as each have their own important skills which should be used in tandem, for one is using the ‘social model’ while the other is using the ‘medical model’, when really it should be a mixture of both.
For example, my wife was in hospital last year and the consultant formed the opinion, that she needed to be on 24/7 oxygen when she was discharged and he assumed, wrongly, that my wife would mention this to me.
But she has a memory problem sometimes, while showing confidence and strength in her manner.
What she did mention to me was that the Consultant was considering 24/7 oxygen at home and thought he would discuss this with me.
A week went by and I had no such discussion, so I enquired what was happening after the week had gone by when I made my daily visit, to be informed that the process had been concluded.
But, to me no home assessment had been done, so they did not know we had 24/7 care for our daughter, who lives at home with us, I had not informed my house insurers or anyone else.
While I was visiting my wife the oxygen supplier tried to deliver the oxygen, which was, rightly refused by our daughters carers.
I then found out that the Home assessment had not been done, so this was done on my next day visit and I agreed to the oxygen delivery.
I would mention that my wife had mentioned for them to discuss this with me, which they saw fit to ignore.
I was given no consideration and left completely in the dark.
I was my not only my wife’s husband, but also her carer and therefore was the person who took responsibility for the management of the oxygen as my wife relied on me for everything, her choice.
But choice is also something that is ignored by hospitals as well as carers and with COVID-19 carers are going to be more evident than they were previously in their number and their responsibilities.
Hospitals need to consider ‘person-centred ‘care instead of ‘institutional’ care.
The care team is not just hospital personal, but everyone within the caring of a person, including the person themselves, which who at times is seen as an object and an inconvenience to some hospital staff.
I am not blaming the staff, but the system, as the staff do their best within the constraints of the system.
I agree, unfortunately caring and carers with regards to Social Care does not get a good press and the Governments attitude to Social Care goes a long way to put social Care in not a good light.
But for those who have a need for Social Care it is a very important lifeline.
As to doing your duty being treated as exceptional, well unfortunately this appears to be so as there are so many examples of bad care and in some instances very bad care.
Winterbourne was mentioned and even if this was the exception, then that would be bad, but it is not the exception, for bad care happens daily.
But a lot of it goes unreported as those in need of care and their family are scared of losing the care they have, no matter how bad it is.
I facilitate a Learning Disability Carers group and when the carers are talking I heard some instances of bad care, but they do not wish to allow me to take it further as they have been advised that the care would be withdrawn if they do, leaving them with no care at all.
I am a carers representative on our local Learning Disabilities Partnership Board and I have request a presentation from the Council run inspection teak, who should be inspecting Care Providers, for I believe they are not looking deeply enough into actual care delivery.
As to the CQC, I feel they spend to much time on looking at records, for anything can be written down, which may or may not mirror the actual care delivery.
So, I will start with the local council team and then ask for the CQC to present.
Care is in crisis for a large number of reasons, of which funding is a major concern.
For social Care has never been sufficiently funded from 1970, when it was brought under the control of local Authorities, and well before 1970. Then we had 10 years of austerity and now COVID-19 making the crisis even worse.
The reference to 1970 was when Social Care when brought under the control of Local Authorities (LAs) for before that it was a ‘mishmash’ of sources. Some LAs, but others included Charities, voluntary organisations, health and many others.
But as well as Funding there is
poor working conditions
lack of training and skills
To many people caring is seen as an unskilled profession, well, if it is done badly then it is, but to provide good quality care is is far from it.
For, as we all are, persons in need of care are individuals and not objects, for they have feelings, they have choices, may need emotional support, routine to be followed, knowledge of a persons conditions, such as dementia, learning disabilities, autism and many others and in most cases a mixture of conditions.
So, in caring you can not, or should not, assume that caring for one person will be exactly the same as the next one and could need to change on a daily basis, or even more frequently.
So, it is a very skilled profession, for which the salary is nowhere sufficient, as caring has been left so short for far too long. Government promises have been broken so many times and social care has been left to sink, well sinking is not infinite and will come to a base from which it will not recover.
That base is very near and in some instances has been reached.
Action was urgently required, yesterday and certainly today, for tomorrow could well be too late.
Support for my petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care,
In late July 2019, I tweeted asking families with autistic or learning disabled children to share their experience of “sparkling” actions by health and social care professionals. I was writing a book about how professionals could make a difference in the lives of children and their families, and the manuscript was woefully negative.
The tweets started appearing and the thread grew across the next few weeks. They included extraordinary examples of what I came to call “pockets of brilliance”. An administrator who included pug memes in the appointment letters for a dog-loving young patient. Professionals who were prepared to sit on the stairs so a child could stay in their bedroom during a visit. The GP who told one mother: “I don’t know very much about autism, but I promise you that I will do all I can to learn.” Another GP who rang a mother in the evening after…
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Coffey again lets her mind let loose, but in reality the crisis in the Aviation professions and the Care profession should not be used as a matter of flippancy as they should both be taken seriously.
Yes, the job situation in the aviation professions is the current lack of jobs due to COVID-19 and its effect on the economy , while in the care profession the job situation is the abundance of job vacancies due to Government underinvestment, working conditions and the ever extending market for people needing care.
Within care it is not just people fitting in for they need to have the expertise to care, listen to the person for whom they are caring for and proceed within the limitations of the cared for persons choice.
It is not that ‘one fits all’ for the persons in need of care will have a multitude of reasons why care is needed and some of these reasons could change on a day to day basis, or even within the day. There is never enough time allocated in the care package to fully extend to all the persons needs, as in short visits of 15 mins to 1 hour could mean that there is a choice required to whether, dressing, toileting, eating and drinking, emotional support and others is provided and which are not.
So, flippancy is not the order of the day for each area, aviation and care the need to a large extent is massive Government financial investment, which is not forthcoming, well, certainly not for care.
For, within care the Government intentions appear to be to enhance deaths, for it was in the situation of hospital discharges from hospitals into care homes. But deaths could be the result in any areas of care, be it, home care, respite, hospices, supported living, etc.
This situation within care has been the case, well before COVID-19, but COVID-19 is just another catalyst for care to cope with.
Care, (Social Care) is in a very serious crisis and that is the reason I created the petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care
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You may not, currently, require Social Care, but, sooner or later, you may well do so and if the crisis is not solved, then the Social Care you then require may not be there.