Lost To The Virus- Doreen Chappell


Again and again this Tory Government have let down people with disabilities, be it Welfare Benefits, Social Care and now it is the NHS with Health Care.

Disabled people have rights and these were strengthened through the Care Act 2014 with increased rights for the family carers. But what did this Government do at the start of COVID-19, they created the Coronavirus Act 2020, in which they included areas which removed some of the fought for benefits within the Care Act 2014 and they did this with minimal consultation and Parliament debate.

But the DNRs were being created by the NHS, GPs to be exact and the NHS is not governed by the Care Act 2014, as they have other rules and regulations under which they are supposed to conform, The Hippocratic oath.

The Hippocratic oath covers several important ethical issues between doctors and patients. The oath first establishes that the practitioner of medicine give deference to the creators, teachers, and learners of medicine. … The oath serves as a contract for doctors to work towards the benefit of the health of the public.

Disabled people are members of the public so ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNRs) notices should not be placed on any patient until they have been consulted.

This is a prime example of neglect, one of the safeguarding principles, however, the suspension of the Care Act 2014, in the Coronavirus Act 2020 means that neglect and safeguarding can not be used as a course of action.

One of the main reasons this Government suspended the Care Act 2014 through the Coronavirus Act 2020, but will the Human Rights legislation still be relevant, who knows.

Perhaps not, as at least one Judicial Review has be lost, so another win for this deplorable Government.

Same Difference

If Doreen Chappell’s first marriage was a disaster, her second one was a great success. She was born Doreen Brenda Ward in the East End of London, in 1936; her mother was a seamstress, her father, who had seen action at Gallipoli, later became a telecoms engineer.

It was a working-class household: Doreen left school at 15 to look for a job. Like many young women of the era, she became a typist and secretary, even having elocution classes to improve her chances of getting work.

Doreen married young, at 23. Her family didn’t approve – none of them attended the wedding – and when the marriage began to fall apart, they didn’t step in to help. “They thought that she’d made her bed, so now she should lie in it,” says her son, Simon. Doreen’s husband would disappear for weeks at a time, leaving her with the children…

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DfE to review children’s services’ approach to radicalisation : Community Care


The Department for Education (DfE) is to commission a review of the ways in which children’s services are responding to radicalisation and extremism among young people. Tender documents published this month seek applicants to conduct research within 10 English local authorities, updating on a 2016 safeguarding and radicalisation evaluation, which found divergent views around the extent […]

Source: DfE to review children’s services’ approach to radicalisation : Community Care

 

Are we all demanding too much from Social Workers, whose, workloads are already extremely excessive, with other safeguarding issues, not to mention issues relating to disabilities, families and many other areas, including funding.

Social work has always been a demanding area and the austerity cuts over the last 10 years of austerity cuts have not made this any easier, in fact, it as made it much harder.

Many social workers are crumbling under the various many pressures and many are leaving, expressing they will not work for local authorities again.

All this and other issues are causing major issues for the remaining social workers and will lead to mistakes being made, where the blame will mainly rest with the respective social workers, who in many instances are not being supported by their local authority management structures.

This, of course is happening within children services, but there are also many issues with transitions and then adult services where there are many failings and not only will the services suffer, but more importantly the persons and families who rely on these services.

This Government is currently throwing money in many directions and have done so to social services, but not in anywhere near sufficiently. Not even sufficiently to reverse the 10 years of austerity cuts, let alone the current pressures.

Social Care is indeed in crisis and is urgently in need of not only funding, but much more including an understanding of all the related problems.

I do fear that social care will cease to exist in any reliable form and this will create more pressures on those working in social care, families in need of social care, but also the health services, who may also have to deal with a second wave of COVID-19.

Not a very rosy picture and the time to deal with it are shortening hour by hour.

I created a petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care,which was with regards to social care delivery within the community.

More information, https://www.dropbox.com/s/9nurve8oev2rfrv/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care%209.docx?dl=0

I appreciate that this petition only covers a certain area of the problems and certainly not the issues raised in this article, but by supporting the petition it is a start and will bring pressure on the Government to do something, for currently they are doing nothing.

Social Care needs YOU

#care #socialcare #crisis

Priti Patel accused of ‘shameful’ bid to deport girl at risk of FGM | Global development | The Guardian


Barrister says Home Office’s unwillingness to protect 11-year-old makes a mockery of FGM protection orders

Source: Priti Patel accused of ‘shameful’ bid to deport girl at risk of FGM | Global development | The Guardian

Campaign marks Whorlton Hall ‘abuse’ anniversary to protect vulnerable | The Northern Echo


A CAMPAIGN is being launched calling on the Government to honour its pledge of ending the use of hospitals to detain people with learning…

Source: Campaign marks Whorlton Hall ‘abuse’ anniversary to protect vulnerable | The Northern Echo

Ministers are using coronavirus as an excuse to erode child protection | Carolyne Willow | Society | The Guardian


Safeguards for children in care in England are being yanked away in the middle of a pandemic

Source: Ministers are using coronavirus as an excuse to erode child protection | Carolyne Willow | Society | The Guardian

Children’s commissioner for England: Government must revoke changes to statutory duties | CYP Now


The Children’s Commissioner for England has called on the government to revoke the “unnecessary” relaxation of regulations designed to protect the country’s most vulnerable children.

Source: Children’s commissioner for England: Government must revoke changes to statutory duties | CYP Now

Hft | About us | “A sector out of options” – Hft publishes latest research


Newly published research by Hft reveals that the number of social care providers who have been forced to cut support has doubled in the last 12 months.

Source: Hft | About us | “A sector out of options” – Hft publishes latest research

Why are we learning about disabled Errol Graham TWO YEARS after the DWP stopped his benefits and he starved to death? | Vox Political


Someone did a good job of hushing up this abomination. If John Pring hadn’t reported the inquest on Disability News Service, we might never have learned how the Department for Work and Pensio…

Source: Why are we learning about disabled Errol Graham TWO YEARS after the DWP stopped his benefits and he starved to death? | Vox Political

It’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on social care. Will Javid pay up? | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian | Carer Voice


Restoring care standards even to 2010 levels will blow a big hole in the chancellor’s budget in March, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

 

Source: It’ll cost Johnson £14bn to keep his promises on social care. Will Javid pay up? | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian | Carer Voice