Carers Charters-Stitched Up by purported ‘Rights’ ?

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

One is an unpaid Carer the other paid.

Your loved one is 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 just 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 say ?

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.

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 once declared ‘incapable’ you lose all legal competency, and  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 member/carer, but a RRP, IMCA and Official Solicitor paid/controlled 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,

(  A huge 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.


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.

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

And steal 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


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

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

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

( But, ‘Those they care for’  have no rights ).

These rights 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.

(But the Act only gives carers and their family rights to be assessed , not to be given any support)

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.

( So LAs are hunting for Unpaid ‘Carers’, and assessing but  not providing them with any support. )

Why not ?

Because the object is to harvest lucrative disabled commodities for private residential services and dispense with unpaid carers.

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)


All Health and Social Care Trusts now have websites with the following information for Carers about obtaining a Carers Assessment see above.

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.

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, be to pay for residential placements..

Once again as with the MCA, 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, with a government providing £433 million to LAs to implement the Care Act ie search out and find safeguarding issues in unpaid for care.

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