The Scandal of UK’s £15.1 Billion+ Elderly Cash Cows.

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Some months ago I’d seen a sign go up on a slightly dilapidated Victorian house – Alzheimer Nursing Home

And driven past its silence most days, wondering about the lives inside.

I saw a large dinning table and chairs through its windows but never a person.

Short plump ladies in blue overalls went in and out .

Once a white aproned man stood smoking outside and a black suited lady alighted a 4 by 4..

But no residents.

Then last week a tall older lady sprinting along the road caught my eye.

Without bag, or key .dressed in a spotlessly white cardigan and patterned, belted polyester dress, her neat dyed auburn curls freed in the breeze.

Her face ecstatic.

Appearing to embrace  the air, the sun and trees and the euphoria of freedom.

Rarely had I seen such a look of joy and expectation.

Later it struck me she was most likely a resident.

And the pathos of the futility of her escape and her last moments of freedom hit hard .

She is one of nearly a million increasing every 3 minutes The Alzheimer Society quote and on whom their recycled profits depend.

As do the experts, lawyers, social workers, trainers, nurses, GPs, care agencies, community groups, charities, pharmacies and Health and Social Care Private owners.

As with the disabled, children, education, prisons; the old are our the new growth industry.

The Care Act 2014 diluted ‘capacity’ to ‘difficulty making a decision’, and £ 433 million has been paid to LAs to safeguard and feed this industry.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/carers-act-2014-care-to-ensnare/

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

Anyone can assess a person covertly and remove their decisions and property, making them ‘insentient’ with no rights for life.

The Court of Protection is secret and unchallengeable .

An ‘altzeimer tax’ was unnecessary, as all property is seized by the state via COP, and powers of attorneys and Guardianships voided.

The lady in the white cardigan and her family didn’t stand a chance.

And May’s Queens speech promises consultations and more information for families on the care provided.

But not for all those families deemed ‘abusive’, or if, as it usually is, such information provision may prejudice service provision and not in the ‘cared’ for’s ‘best interests’.

And what is the use of information per se, particularly, from those providing the service?

No spy cameras will be allowed.

No check on services or medication, except by those who commissioned them, and a paper check by a CQC with no teeth.

There appears to have been no improvements to elderly care since it was exposed abusive years ago in Panorama’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01y7ygj

So why the push to help our elderly ? Why the concern that  family not be burdened?

In 2014 Anchorage Capital saw their second block care home sale in less than a year – 27 British Care Homes to the Wall St hedge fund responsible for the sale of Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer .

The Financial Times reported a ‘global appetite’ form US, Asia – Pacific and Middle Eastern hedge funds for Britain’s then £15.1 billion care home sector.

https://www.ft.com/content/6da9f5bc-f08d-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0?mhq5j=e3

In 2015 the Bureau of Investigative Journalism urged Minsters to investigate the buy to let boom in care homes which involved Dementia UK and Lancashire County Council..

https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2015-12-11/ministers-urged-to-examine-new-buy-to-let-boom-in-uk-care-homes

https://www.lovemoney.com/news/48163/care-home-investing-ethical-alternative-investments

Yet despite profit motive and conflict of interests, our new government proposes even more money be siphoned off into this sector, to solve its problems, and care home closures, caused not by a shortage of money, but by greed,  lack of accountability, lucrative  buy outs and alignment for maximum profit take overs.

http://www.health.org.uk/publication/spotlight-dementia-care

It is no coincidence that our latest social epidemics- altzeimers, mental disability, adult and child abuse allow court enforcement of services for huge and increasing private profit.

Think about the millions already made in deals which, Graham Rowan, a wealth coach, described as ‘the hottest investment sector of the decade’.

How could such a sector be cash strapped ? Do hedge funds, or indeed anyone, invest in a cash starved sector ?

And think of how this money is made, on the backs of old ladies in cardigans, who should be helped to live at home with their families, not forcefully medicated and hidden in misery from society for profit.

http://www.laingbuisson.co.uk/MediaCentre/PressReleases/SocialCareConference2016.aspx

 

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Hung Drawn and Slaughtered.

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Our electoral system and PM have given the power to rule the UK to a largely unknown party, the Democratic Unionists with 10 seats.

 

The DUP overnight went from the zero of direct rule with a public inquiry into their leader, to King Maker .

 

Arlene Foster not only holds the UK to ransom but also Sein Fein .

 

So we would all be advised to get to know her, and her parties’ agenda, in a nutshell hard Brexit, traditional values, the Union and a soft border.  

 

Interesting times.

 

Some might say, and the facts appear to confirm, all this has been brought about by a Parliament that does not appear to represent their electorate or the UK’s interests.

 

But their own political agenda.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why despite austerity cuts is the deficit doubling ?Our people/country are being RIPPED off.

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The Tories have won two elections on the back of cutting the UK deficit.

But our country and its people are more in debt than ever.

http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/334/uk-economy/uk-national-debt/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11339921/David-Cameron-and-the-national-debt-monster-in-three-charts.html

And despite ‘cuts’, more money is being spent on public services, but they are worse than ever.

Why ?

Because, ironically, austerity is being mendaciously used, to restructure public services to privatised monopoly corporate provision to make huge profits.

Public funds to support disabled adults and child protection provide private profit for residential care, fostering and adoption corporations enforced by secret courts in the guise of protection.

Whilst no money is available due to cuts, to support families at home, billions are available to remove the family members to private residential , adoption and fostering .

The eventual plan, is to use our public service as a cash cow for corporate owners and investors.

This is not privatisation as we know it, or were told we needed it; to improve services with minimum cost to the public purse..

This is monopoly, no choice , no accountability extortion for maximum profit.

There is no real tendering, as there is only usually one provider available.

Provision, as with social care, starts with smaller companies, charities, free schools, but these are quickly taken over by ever larger corporations.

With no competition, no measure of outcomes and providers made deliberately too big to fail, it is the perfect business model.

As with US Universal Health Services, US Acadia, Care UK and St Andrews Healthcare now owning all mental health services.

Successive governments eventual goal is for public services to be owned by ever larger multinational, whose affairs are kept secret behind ‘business confidentiality’ and maintain their contracts no matter how inadequate or abusive their services .

This is why the Mental Capacity, Carers and Health and Social Care Acts were passed.

With guaranteed income from ever more profitable captive consumers, no accountability and no competition, it is a recipe for poor service.

These corporate profits boost our GDP, but at huge expense to our UK deficit.

It is a means of ripping off our Country and our people for multinationals, venture capital profit.

How can this be cost cutting, when the service providers are venture capitalists making millions in profits often tax free havens ?

This is a triple rip off; of tax, services and public money.

Universities are also effectively unaccountable, tax free cabals, largely controlled by the government, all charging the same fees, with captive consumers, who can’t effectively complain and many of whom will never pay off their ever increasing debt .

A debt which creates an annual bill of £9 billion for the tax payer in unpaid loans; an unseen UK debt.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2326560/Debt-timebomb-85-cent-students-pay-loans.html

£36,000 per year is paid per prisoner to private prisons which are not fit for purpose.

£30,000 minimum/ max discretionary, is paid to private adoption agencies per adoption, minimum £900/max discretionary per child fostered to private fostering.

Adoption Cameron’s flagship policy now is a multi million pound, self regulating industry, which has not helped child protection, as Rotherham/ Rochdale rapes, and the LAs recent statutory attempt to avoid liability attest.

Mental Health services were also Cameron’s and now May’s flagship policies , but despite nearly a quarter of the NHS budget being spent on them they continue to worsen.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/what-is-happening-in-662600-a-year-mental-hospitals-cqc-reports-2011-2016/

Almost 0.5% of our population are forcefully medicated and held captive without human rights, or any choices in private institutions charging an average £4,000 a week

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/care-providers-applied-for-deprivation-of-liberty-over-0-45-of-english-citizens-with-a-380-success-increase-since-201314/

Professions and vocations- Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists , GPs, Dentists, Solicitors, Barristers are employed by corporations on an itinerant, prescribed basis for corporate profit.

They form an industry of bureaucratic process, with meetings, reports and forms pushing human commodities, through ever more profitable pathways to residential services, adoption fostering and even death.

Most traditional solicitors firms have now been converted to ever larger, increasingly US owned corporate Alternative Business Structures.

Yet such structures are not allowed in the US or Europe.

They work on a ‘commercially aware’ only basis, and will only take on lucrative work.

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/advice/practice-notes/alternative-business-structures/

As shown by the millions spent on Yewtree celerity witch hunts, whilst Rotherham/ Rochdale child rapes are ignored ,and a fifth of reported crimes remain unreported by police, our police, CPS and courts are being politically agenderised and controlled by the executive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30081682

The executive rules, there is no equality before the law, as all prosecutions are discretionary, nor independence of judiciary, or profession; all work together as the executive directs.

Citizens have no privacy, there are social workers in schools, listening devices on lamp posts, GPs, teachers, employers, charities even the Samaritans illegally share information in secret with the state .

Data bases like MASH illegally record our private activities.

We can’t enforce our laws or rights as there is no legal aid, judicial review or lawyers .

Litigants in Person are at an all time high and receive no help and  facilitate inquisitorial courts that can’t be beaten and risk huge corporate lawyers costs if they fight.

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