Care Reform? 136 Million to move LD/Autistic from public NHS Units to Private ‘Community Living ’

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In our times of austerity with LA budgets so tight there is no support for family carers, beds or equipment, benefits slashed to £62.50 per week for 24/7 care, £103 DLA, the government gives 136 million to transfer 300 LD/autistic, from NHS public hospitals, to private increasingly venture capital backed monopoly corporation ‘ community living’ care, and replace public, but not private hospital admissions of the autistic/LD and/or behaviour challenged

Laing and Bouisson specialist consultants in care development produced this report on care provision back in 2011.

Commissioned by the Director of Learning Disabilities NHS under the Valuing People now  initiative.

http://laingbuisson.co.uk/portals/1/media_packs/Fact_Sheets/Illustrative_Costs_PLD.pdf

Why are the deemed ‘learning disabled’ and autistic being effectively removed for life ?

How is this ‘valuing’ them ? And why is there not even a costs consideration for them to remain with their parents in a real community ?

Profit.

Five years later and the plan is finally coming to total fruition, rebranded as ‘community living’.

Learning Disability Today featured an article this month entitled,
‘Local Plans To Transform Care for People With Learning Disabilities Launched’.

https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/local-plans-to-transform-care-for-people-with-learning-disabilities-and-or-autism-launched.aspx

And National Media followed
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/15/learning-disability-have-say-in-services-they-depend-on

A national implementation plan to develop ‘community services’, and close inpatient facilities was published in October 2015 by NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

They say,
Building the right support set an ambition of empowering individuals and their families to have more say in their care’

But did not say how ‘community services’ empowered them.

The service users and their families still have no rights, or choice. and ‘community services’ can be enforced by the Court of Protection and the family gagged.

The article continues;
by developing and strengthening good quality support options in their communities.’

There are no ‘options’, as no choice is given, there is only one provider and one community placement.

Where has this ‘good quality’ support suddenly come from ?

Why has it not been utilised before and what is it ?

What is meant by ‘their communities’ ?

As residents are subject to 24/7 surveillance and deprivation of liberty orders, it can only be that they will live and go on accompanied outings in the area they originated from.

Which meant ‘they’ and where they originated from, had to be audited, so in 2013 the Health and Social Care Information Centre published a Learning Disability Census.
http://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB13149/ld-census-initial-eng-sep13-rep.pdfhttp://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB13149/ld-census-initial-eng-sep13-rep.pdf

Stating it was to deliver action 17 in ‘Transforming Care’. A national response to Winterbourne View’.

This was the first audit of inpatients in the NHS or independent care and assessment Units.

Governments had not even counted the number of ‘Winterbourne type residents’, but had paid out millions of public money for their care for decades.

The audit was needed to shear up the remaining public health provision, between the chosen venture/private capital providers, and to ascertain which Local Authority, NHS payments for past/present treatment could be reimbursed from- see Sunday Times 2014 http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Health/article1478483.ece

And  to achieve the only change to care services- treating   inpatients in the area they originated from rebranded as ‘community living’.

The last general audit of the total number of LD/Autism/CB  was in 2011.

This 2013 audit hyperboles that it alone ‘marks a significant progression in enabling transformation of care’.

The Article continues
and, as a result, reducing the number of people with a learning disability and/or autism in England who are in hospitals ( public NHS )by up to half over 3 years’.

A third of the ATU 3000, have been there 5 years or more, and will be zomibified from their polypharmacy ‘treatment’, and in need of rehabilitation, so likely to be moved to community living’s ‘specialist hospitals’, but  likely to be medicated on release, as 74% are chemically coshed like Thomas Rawnsley.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3219060/Chemical-cosh-scandal-Thousands-patients-no-history-mental-illness-needlessly-given-cocktail-anti-psychotic-drugs.html

The Article continues;
To this end, 48 local Transforming Care Partnerships (TCPs) – which are made up of people who use services, their families, ( without rights ) providers of services, clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS England specialised commissioning hubs – are tasked with taking forward these intentions and designing new, high-quality, community-based services ( big player monopolies Dimensions/Cambian/Hesley   commissioned, and overseen by these TCPs, so a conflict of interests.) https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2014/sep/05/personal-services-support-adviser-learning-disabilities

that reflect the wishes and circumstances of local residents. (I assume this refers to local residents and not the vulnerable residents who have no choice).

The first awards from a £30 million, 3-year NHS England revenue fund to help TCPs where there is a need to speed up the delivery of new services have now been finalised.
Funding of almost £6.5 million has been designated to 23 TCPs on a match-funding basis to help get new services up and running while older models of care are still in place, ( unclear what these are) allowing for safe and effective transition between the two.

NHS England has also confirmed that £100 million of funding will be available over five years to support Transforming Care projects – up from the £15 million announced at the time of Building the right support. Investment of more than £20 million has already been provisionally earmarked for schemes across the country in 2016/17, including new housing and services.’

136 million of public money paid over to private, often venture capital backed service providers to establish ‘community living’ facilities .

This services are untested, monopolised and for profit,  and commissioned by the state with no effective input or choice from the service providers or their families.

The LGA’s community wellbeing portfolio holder, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, said:

Councils remain absolutely committed to supporting people with a learning disability and autism to live close to family and friends, in good quality accommodation with support from highly skilled staff. On occasions when a person’s mental health needs does require an admission to hospital, steps must be taken to ensure it is properly managed with the individual discharged in a safe and timely way.’

Public NHS Adult Treatment Units have merely been replaced by private for profit ‘specialist hospitals’, owned by the ‘community services’ provider.

The number of beds commissioned in NHS is to be reduced by up to 70%,replaced by the community living provision for life, enforced if necessary by the MCA..

In England, about 24,000 people who have a learning disability and/or autism are classed as ‘being at risk of admission.’

It is unknown what ‘risk of admission’ actually means, or, how this figure was arrived at.

Admissions, can be triggered by meltdowns, inappropriate behaviour, violent outbursts, parents unable to cope, reaction to medication or its withdrawal, or assessments.
Or simply a call for help to police, GP , Social Services .

Now it triggers ‘community living’, and this, unlike hospital admission under the MHA, is for life under the MCA , and parents can be gagged, and prevented from even seeing their adult children ‘in the community’, if in their childrens ‘best interests’.

These projected 24,000 a year, will now be fed into the ‘community living’ industry, and are a  valuable commodity with an increasing income potential of at least £4000 per week, guaranteed for life.

Plans for a large autistic village community living has already caused concern.http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/alarm-over-huge-new-care-village-for-autistic-adults/

And  are in addition to all other LD/Autistic, whose only adult support service is now ‘community living’ .

So, other than the financing and setting up of local bodies and chosen, private monopoly providers, receiving millions of public money, and billions of future guaranteed income, and the LD/ autistic/CB living in the area they came from, how else has this transformed care ?

 

 

 

Winterbourne View- vital questions that remain unanswered.

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Why did the NHS pay Winterbourne View providers on average at least £3,500 per week to drug and baby sit the autistic and so called ‘learning disabled’ ?

Where else could a company charge £4,000 +, and be commissioned privately, to employ workers on 12 hour shifts to drug, torture and abuse very vulnerable adults.

Where were all the psychiatrists, nurses ,social workers, NHS managers who commissioned the services, and prescribed the risperidol  administered to the lady under the chair by pinching her nose?

Why were they not held responsible ?

Why were only care workers prosecuted and sacked ?

How and  why was this deemed ‘assessment and treatment’ under the Mental Health Act?

How and why were the residents legally detained under MHA per se, and for so long ?

Why have successive governments allowed billions of profit to be made out of public money at the expense, and in the name of our most vulnerable ?

Why was insufficient support at home given to the Winterbourne parents, some so desperate they attempted suicide.?

Why did the CQC after being alerted by managers of numerous allegations of abuse for over 3 years from February 2008, and ‘The recorded events between 2008-11 [were} fragmentary’  SCR, do nothing ?

Why did the managers, and the police the abuse was reported to do nothing ?

Why was a BBC Programme only then commissioned, and used to reveal abuse already known to the regulators, the managers and the police ?

Why were no managers/executives sacked or prosecuted, only poorly paid, working 12 hours a day care workers ?

What has been done about, as CQC described, ‘the systemic failure to investigate claims of abuse’ in all present and future residential care providers ?

Why did this scandal not stop the abuse that happened to Thomas Rawnsley, only two years later in Homeleigh House, and then the abuse in Kingdom House where he died ?

Why was Winterbourne View, a private venture capital institution, merely used to convert and rebrand NHS publically managed ‘treatment and assessment’ Units, to privately owned ‘community living’ ones, with the same inadequate safeguards, commissioning, staffing and oversight ?

What has changed to stop Winterbourne abuse happening today, or in future similar institutions rebranded ‘ community living ?

How much profit has been made by investors, managers, banks, accountants. experts, lawyers, consultants, campaigners, PR gurus, pharmacies, care agencies, private company providers?

Billions.

Read the serious case review here, my blogs and decide for yourself, if anything has changed, or will change, in the long awaited expensive solution to Winterbourne View abuse, which is use of similar institituions rebranded as ‘Community for profit living’, nearer parents.

http://hosted.southglos.gov.uk/wv/report.pdf

And read the only plans for all disabled- ‘Community Living for Profit’.

https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/local-plans-to-transform-care-for-people-with-learning-disabilities-and-or-autism-launched.aspx

 

 

 

 

Is removal to ‘Community Living’ in a LD/Autistic’s ‘best interests’ ?

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Thomas Rawnsley escorted to his ‘community  living’.

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Thomas’ Independence

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A young lady living independently in Winterbourne View.

Far from giving carers rights and support, the Care Act, as already shown, conspires to break family carers, and gain evidence it is not in a vulnerable person’s ‘ best interests’ to remain at home.

This removal from the family home, to profitable private provision, has been euphemistically termed ‘community living’, but is anything but, as this ‘living’ is controlled, in secret, and away from public and relatives’ eyes.

It is also promoted as ‘independent ‘, despite its 24/7 supervision, being so severe, courts have held it a deprivation of liberty.

Is there any evidence that residential living for life is in a persons ‘best interests’?

No, it is assumed,  despite evidence to the contrary

And the fact, that no one measures the outcomes of those who live there, as individuals, or as a group.

And there is no effective monitoring of this ‘best interests’

An Adult Services Manager reviews the Care Provider’s, his employer commissioned ,Care Plan.

The Care Quality Commission, may make a yearly announced inspection of documentation and placement.

A CQC whose regulation has been critised as not fit for purpose, and who ignored the Winterbourne View abuse.

And inspected Cambian’s Kingdom House for the first time after prior notification, on Paula Rawnsley’s complaining of her son’s abuse, found none, and rated it ‘good.’

And then 10 months after her son’s unexplained death, merely did a second announced inspection rating it again ‘good’.

The state does not inspect and assess the kind of life, they decide is in a person’s ‘ best interests’, nor review their situation once a person has been removed there.

And the vulnerable, his IMCA, or parents are not allowed to decide what is in their adult child’s ‘best interests’.

And, a family have no enforceable rights, so cannot protect their loved ones, no matter how serious the abuse, or inadequate the care.

The government’s plan is enforced, unaccountable ‘community living’ and medicine for maximum profit.

And, it has ensured captive consumers have no voice, rights, choice, or means of escape.

The assessors of ‘best interests’ are jointly managed by the Adult Social Services and Health and Social Care Trusts.

And their decision enforced by the Court of Protection.

Their weapons safeguarding, wellbeing and ‘best interests’.

All are part of a multiagency safeguarding hub- MASH which includes GP practices.

Here they share unchallenged ‘information’ illegally, without check on its accuracy or reliability.

All are charged and paid to collaborate to implement government policy, and so potential/future and/ or existing neglect, abuse and safeguarding issues will be found.

GPs, and home nurses monitor and assess, the cared for and carers’ health and wellbeing.
But only as pertaining to actual, or risk of, neglect ,abuse and/or safe guarding.

Occupational Therapists are part of the team, and are now treated as appropriate trained professionals, thanks to lobbying by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT).

They assess wellbeing through day to day activities.

https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/aug/08/four-things-occupational-therapists-need-to-know-about-the-care-act?CMP=share_btn_tw

If there is no support , day centres closed, and schools SEN funding ending at 16, such activities are limited.

And family Carers, will find it financially and physically, impossible to continually provide activities and 24/7 support, particularly without respite, again no longer provided.

Occupational Therapists also assess the ‘suitability’ of a person’s living arrangements, and, as housing, equipment, beds, etc, are not funded, this is likely to be inadequate.

Person Centred Planners are funded by the Local Authority.

They assess interests, desires and activities, past and present.

And as stated these are now likely to be limited.

The PCP then writes a statement in the first person, purporting to be the disabled person, describing all they previously did and/or want to do, but no longer can. But may ignore their wish to remain at home, and that they love their family.

And anything suggesting neglect/abuse/ safeguarding may also be mentioned- ”I wish I could see more of Daddy’, ‘I don’t like it when Mummy cries’. ‘I like to help Mummy cook’.

The Developmental Officer, a care worker paid at a higher rate, will assess how the cared for are being ‘developed’ within the family home.

A clinical psychologist assesses the effect of living at home, any emotional abuse and the general psychological wellbeing of carers and cared for.

A psychiatrist looks for signs, or risk of mental disorders of carer and cared for, and the effect of caring on them both.

If any care support is funded, this must, under the Care Act be chosen by the LA, and it will be briefed to assess family carers’ care, and look for safeguarding, neglect and abuse risks.

The team will have regular secret meetings, but concerns, and assessments will not be mentioned to family carers, until disclosed in reports just before a court hearing to decide ‘best interests’.

The LA and HSCT lawyers and the Official Solicitor, will agree these assessments, as will the Judge.

The Emperors Clothes of ‘expert’ corroboration, will appear over whelming, but lack any substance, and remain unchecked and unchallenged , but decides a family’s fate.

In breach of the disabled, and their family’s human rights to privacy, family life and a fair hearing.

And of the Equality Act, and Discrimination Act, as the disabled are being discriminated against.

If an autistic, add the Autism Act, as their autism is not considered .

It is also in breach of the MCA, as blanket capacity assessments are used, the wishes ( to stay at home ) of the incapacitated  ignored, and the most, ( removal) ,rather than the least restrictive option is ordered.

But systemically, these rights cannot be enforced, and are ignored.

And at best 1 family representative must fight 3 lawyers and an army of ‘experts’.

We need actual figures of those incarcerated, drugged, isolated, in misery barely existing and dying in unknown numbers of ‘natural causes’ with no investigation.

All earning millions for their jailers, experts, managers, courts, lawyers and venture capital investors.

And the situation is getting far worse, as numbers are increasing,  and ever larger Units are being built, and the government has fed 433 million to LAs, and HSCTs to encage via safeguarding and MCA ‘best interests’.
https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/how-will-433-million-carers-act-implementation-money-be-spent/

We can only glean by comments of care workers, what is happening in these places, the CQC are doing nothing about the chosen venture capital backed monopolies like Cambian/Lifeways.
https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/workers-expose-life-in-lifeways-supported-living/

Our most vulnerable will become audit statistics, to make ever greater profits in ever larger more profitable settings, the bungalows replaced by wards, and families will not even be allowed to know where they are housed, let alone worry about their distance from them.

 

 

 

 

 

Carers Charters-Stitched Up by purported ‘Rights’ ?

The love, devotion, familiarity and lifetime bond of parents, spouses, sons, daughters is assimilated to the ‘care’ of any unknown, itinerant worker , who might never be seen again after a shift .

The only difference being one is unpaid.

Your loved one, reduced to a person who needs ‘safeguarding’   .

A label, to be processed by anyone.

We are lead to believe relatives now unpaid ‘Carers’ have rights.

The Government has set up a Social Care Blog to mislead us.

One post titled,

Effective support for carers must be built on trust and understanding’.

Is written by such an unpaid ‘Carer’. But we are told nothing of who she cares for.

The lady exclaims;

What helped me was speaking out about my experiences, in a constructive way (no negativity allowed by Carers no matter how appalling their treatment) to try and influence policy (set in stone by the government)and social change ( removal to residential care) for people in similar situations to me.’

She continues,

I was asked if I was interested in becoming part of a working group to develop a Carers Charter that could help carers and organisations understand what they could expect from each other. I jumped at the chance. And, ‘Kirklees is now well on the way to becoming a ‘carer friendly community.’

That conspires to remove their loved one to residential care.

These ‘Charters’ are imported from Scotland.

The Lady continues,

This collaborative process ( cabal) involving Kirklees council and also Greater Huddersfield CCG has gone from strength to strength. The main reason for this was that they welcomed challenge from me and other carers (how could they challenge per se? and be collaborative ) and recognised the need to evolve this project from a piece of paper to the toolkit it has now become. Kirklees is now well on the way to becoming a carer friendly community.’

Effective support for carers must be built on trust and understanding

Beware ‘Toolkits’ and Pathways.

So what does this Charter contain ?

The vulnerable and their carers have the right to have the full range of human rights respected, protected and fulfilled.

Note the Right to Privacy and Family Life is not mentioned.

But exploitation, violence and physical, mental or sexual abuse are, and these are safeguarding issues, which could only be occurring in family care, and remedied by removal to state residential provision.

‘Economic, social and cultural rights including the right to an adequate standard of living including, social protection’.

As DLA/PIP max is £103, and benefits  cut to the bone, this right can only be achieved, if the cared for prevail themselves of their right to their £3,500 per week  state RESIDENTIAL care provision.

The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health’.

As GPs,NHS only appear to assess for safeguarding, neglect and abuse issues, such a standard can only be achieved in a residential placement.

Where 3 a day die needlessly, and their deaths are not investigated.
https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/enforced-medication-of-learning-disabled-autistic

Charters quote Rights under Article 12 UN Right to Equal recognition before the law.

1.States Parties reaffirm that persons with disabilities have the right to recognition everywhere as persons before the law.

2. States Parties shall recognize that persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life.

Now removed on any basis by the Mental Capacity Act illegally, as the mentally vulnerable are declared ‘incapable’ and lose all legal competency and rights and thus any recognition before the law.

3. States Parties shall take appropriate measures to provide access by persons with disabilities to the support they may require in exercising their legal capacity.

This support cannot be via an independent family carer, but a RRP, IMCA and Official Solicitor, paid by the state, and who have no actual  legal power in the actual decision making process.

And the disabled are deemed incapable of representing themselves.

4. States Parties shall ensure that all measures that relate to the exercise of legal capacity provide for appropriate and effective safeguards to prevent abuse in accordance with international human rights law.

Such safeguards shall ensure, that measures relating to the exercise of legal capacity respect the rights, will and preferences of the person, ( these decisions are ignored see below and made by care provider with a general defence to negligence and breach of human rights in s5,s6 of MCA )

Are free of conflict of interest and undue influence,

( conflict of interests exists,as the LA commission residential placements and oversee them, and are therefore liable if inadequate. undue influence can only be exercised by family members)

are proportional and tailored to the person’s circumstances, ( a state Care Plan) for the shortest time possible ( here for life) and are subject to regular review by a competent, independent and impartial authority or judicial body

.(Once a Placement is in place, courts are no longer involved, and the LA Commissioning, Adult Services is the overseer).

The safeguards shall be proportional to the degree to which such measures affect the person’s rights and interests.

( Risk is deliberately exaggerated, to impose draconian risk adverse regimes in placements for maximum profit.)

The placement service provider makes all decisions for the incapacitated for life, with oversight of the LA, that commissioned them, and the ‘general defence’ in MCA allows the provider to make all future care decisions.

See https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/a-life-without-choice-let-alone-independence/

5. Subject to the provisions of this article, States Parties shall take all appropriate and effective measures to ensure the equal right of persons with disabilities to own or inherit property, to control their own financial affairs and to have equal access to bank loans, mortgages and other forms of financial credit, and shall ensure that persons with disabilities are not arbitrarily deprived of their property.

( Billions representing the incapables property has been sequestrated by the Court of Protection/Guardianship Office, who void family Powers of Attorney and Deputyships, allowing the state to control the incapacitated’s property. The incapacitated cannot make any decisions or own property)

Comments made to such Posts, including those in Community Care, starkly contrast with the laudable rhetoric and propaganda

Showing the agenda is in fact,  the opposite of what it purports to be.

One Commentator noting;

‘would agree with Finola Moss. Further, the ‘personalisation agenda ‘ was /is the foundation for this culture to develop, the Standing commission for Carers are aware of this.

Not at any time did the promoters and policy developers say the ‘outcome’ was systematic abuse of Carers to breaking point so that the people we care for can be Justifiably [ in their eyes] removed, because at that time the market still needed to be developed, now it has been developed the system and market needs feeding and supporting and it is our vulnerable family members who will be doing it .

They have all got a price on their heads and are a valuable commodity.

Family Carers are disposable defunct.’

‘Carers’ appear to be being destroyed by their own purported rights, as were the vulnerable by the MCA .

The aim of legislation and policy is to transfer care from unpaid to paid carers.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/05/09/government-sets-care-act-funding-allocations-2016-17/

Both Care Act and Mental Capacity Act are  gross, immoral deceits that makes a mockery of our law, and welfare system.

And steals public money, to finance profit for venture capitalists, with no accountability for its illegality or services or the human misery and even death it causes.

 

Executive Pressure to implement Care Act 2014

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The Local Government Lawyer reported today that a review has found The Care Act 2014 had made little difference to the lives of some 5.4 million unpaid carers.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/thebirminghambrief/items/2016/07/How-unpaid-carers-are-still-not-supported-by-the-Care-Act.aspx

Paul Burstow, a Liberal Democrat health minister under the coalition government, led the review for the Carers Trust, and said that in the worst cases carers were ‘fobbed off’ by local authorities and unable to access newly created rights.

The Act took effect on 1 April 2015 and was intended to give carers rights on an equal footing to those for whom they care.

( But, the problem is,’Those they care for’ appear to  have no rights to adequate home care, which is now replaced by enforced MCA residential care, only to a Carers Assessment ).

These included that when deciding eligibility for support, local authorities must take into account a carer’s health and wellbeing, family relationships and their need to balance their home life with education or work.

(As we know ,the Act only gives carers and their family rights to be assessed ,and not to any support, which is rarely provided.)

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/how-will-433-million-carers-act-implementation-money-be-spent/

Burstow said his report had found:

“For many of the carers…the response was stark – the act had made no difference. It was news to some that there were new rights as they simply hadn’t heard of them.

“We found evidence that when it comes to an assessment, the law is either poorly understood or ignored by those responsible. Too often it appears that carers are fobbed off with a one-off payment by local authorities as if that discharges the obligation to promote the carers’ wellbeing.”

The review received more than 800 responses, of whom only 21% felt that things had changed as a result of the Act.

Among respondents, 65% said they had not had an assessment, 69% had not noticed a difference in their circumstances since the Act came into force and 23% of those assessed felt their assessor was ‘not knowledgeable’.

It transpired that many carers, do not see themselves as such, which presented problems for local authorities in correctly identifying and supporting those the Act was intended to help.

(LA hunt for ‘Carers’, but LAs are not providing support at home even when ‘carers’ are identified ).

Carers Trust chief executive Gail Scott-Spicer said:

“The Care Act was widely welcomed when it was introduced, but it’s clear from our report that it is not being implemented fully everywhere and carers are not getting the support they need.”

The review panel recommended that national and local government, and the NHS, should invest to ensure (they have 433 million)that the new legal rights for carers ( to a Carers Assessment, but no support), are introduced in all areas.

Local authorities should develop a self-assessment tool to monitor their progress in implementing the Act, the panel said, and should urgently review their carer assessment waiting times and recording systems.

( Why ? When LAs are not providing support to ‘carers’, after a carer’s assessment. The real aim of all this money and executive pressure can therefore only be to increase the number of vulnerable processed through the Court of Protection from the evidence, gathered from these urgent assessments)

The panel also said NHS trusts and general practitioners should ensure their organisations are carer-friendly, particularly, when the person for whom they care for is being discharged from hospital.

( GPs you’ll remember, have been said to be best placed to support carers, and spot safeguarding issues)

http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27600:carers-struggling-to-access-rights-under-care-act-report&catid=1:latest-stories

As with the Mental Capacity Act ,the executive has spoken.

The LAs have been given their orders. The Residential for private profit venture capital backed provision must be fed.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/national-mental-capacity-action-day-an-executive-subversion/

Local Authorities and Health and Social Care Trusts are being lent on via monitoring and self assessment, that can only, in view of funding restrictions, to obtain residential placements..

Once again, in the guise of lack of awareness, misunderstanding, and ignorance, this time of the Care Act.

Once again, on the pretence of providing support , removal of the supported, is  the real intention.

Once again, the executive is creating, subverting and implementing legislation by stealth.

Once again, the real motive is private residential care profit.
https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/venture-capital-and-nhs-care-services-our-most-needy-feed-our-most-greedy/

In 2014 the same Local Government Lawyer had given these tips for Local Authorities on the Act.

http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18757%3Athe-care-act-2014-the-key-points-for-local-authorities&catid=52%3Aadult-social-services-articles&Itemid=20

 

Dereliction of Duty and Why Jeremy Corbyn is our last chance for Democracy.

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Our government was in dereliction of its duty to its electorate to call a referendum on the terms it did.

They, and successive governments had for years, encouraged the media to manipulate the public to believe the UK’s problems were largely because of Europe,and not government policies, and then risked Brexit without  an exit strategy.

Gove/Boris than hoodwinked the public,never thinking, with the Scottish and Northern Irish vote, that they would achieve BREXIT.

So along with Cameron, they to were in dereliction of their duty to the electorate, and  Country , and worse, did not even have a basic plan in place, for the country’s exit.

Jeremy Corbyn has always personally, been against membership of the EU, but was forced by his ‘leadership’ role, and his own belief in the democracy of his MPs, to hold a Remain campaign .

As it appears now, going against the majority of his Labour supporters .

His reward – his own MPs used his support of them, against him.

Ironically, doing what they wanted, which appears to be how they interpret  ‘Leadership’, is now the Labour MPs’ excuse, his ineffectual leadership shown by Brexit vote, to declare no confidence in his leadership.

Most would call this objectively, hypocritical  bullying.

And  in dereliction of these MPs’ duty to their Country and Constituents.

And, doubly unfair on Mr Corbyn, as he was forced to campaign Remain, as the Leader of the Opposition, that Opposition knowing  that this was largely against the members of its own party, who had elected  Corbyn to represent them only 9 months earlier, and, Mr Corbyn’s own personal beliefs.

It is the Labour MPs, who do not truly represent their constituents, not Jeremy Corbyn, he would have been a Brexit supporter had he been allowed to be, and has the public vote..

So the government, opposition, and the very Brexits themselves, had no plan in place, even in respect to when the exit should be triggered, let alone the unravelling of all the EU laws, and counteracting the affect on employment and our economy.

And thus, they made the UK ,the laughing stock of the world..

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-campaigners-there-is-no-plan-next-pm-tory-leadership-contest-a7104711.html

And the UK and public now, and for a long time to come must pay the price for their manipulation and reckless disregard.

But our ruling elite are unaccountable, no matter how deceitful, or incompetent.

As we have seen from our ‘no weapons of mass destruction Blair’, and our ‘ending boom and bust Chancellor’.

The referendum stands for the public’s dissatisfaction with the way our country is being run, this must be resolved, if we are to regain our country, and its democracy.

It cannot, and will not be resolved, by merely leaving the EU, as the polices that the Referendum vote was against, are those of Gove/Boris and the Tory government.

So a new Brexit PM such as Gove/ Boris will achieve nothing.

We need a Prime Minister that represents the majority of the Brexit electorate’s policies in England and Wales.

And not the interests of the establishment and our non representative MPs.

That Prime Minster can only be Jeremy Corbyn, as he is the only person elected by the majority of the people , not MPs and the establishment.

And the only person that can unite the country and restore democracy.

Legislative and Political Gerrymandering?

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As I wake today we have a zombie, resigned, but not gone Prime Minster, a vote of no confidence in the opposition leader and half the Shadow Cabinet resigning.

Why ?

Because a resounding England and Wales voted to leave the EU.

Against the direction of both their Parliamentary representatives.

With a graphic illustration that our United Kingdom is anything but.

So what does this tell us about our political representatives?

They do not represent the people. And proves what we have known for years ,we have no democracy.

But why were the people given the power to expose this fundamental defect in our constitution ?

Why was a referendum really called ?

Gerrymandering.

And Parliament has now been hoisted by its own petard.

At great expense to our reputation, financial markets and political governance.

We were lead to believe the referendum was needed to quell the Tory rebels and hear the people’s voice.

It would not have been called, if the establishment had known the people’s voice would be so loud and be its own.

The government was manipulating, as it did with the Scottish Independence Referendum, that almost shouted loud enough, but luckily did what the government wanted, and secured a Tory majority.

This time the bet did not pay off.

Boris and Nigel were supposed to almost lead the country to victory, leaving Cameron mortally wounded, the EU scared and ripe for fresh negotiations ,and glory for Gove, Nigel and Boris, put in prime, popular position for a further 5 year Tory majority government.

As with the Mental Capacity Act and Carers Act, not only does our legislative not do what it says on the tin, neither do our politicians.

But this time their manipulation went too far, and the referendum has revealed, as we all know, our government does not care about us or our country.

Both are pawns in their games.