Care Home Funding – Sorry we are spending all the money on Brexit

www.msn.com/en-gb/news/finance-marketnews/uk-care-home-sector-facing-%c2%a31bn-a-year-funding-gap-competition-watchdog-warns/ar-BBFXnfa?ocid=News

MSN news has the story on its web site – see link above

Sobering indeed but frankly no surprise as our care homes have been struggling for a long time now. Our Government and indeed the official opposition are happy to spend £45b+ on leaving the EU whilst care homes, the NHS and Police suffer funding cut after funding cut.

What on earth is going on in this mad world of Brexit where essential services are decimated so that money can be spent leaving our biggest trading partners?

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Social Care for the elderly – A disaster that is worsening every day

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/social-care-crisis-latest-governmet-delays-slow-dragging-feet-labour-damian-green-a8058776.html

The Independent has the story on its web site – see link above

Norman Lamb MP

Quote from the article:-

Liberal Democrat former care minister Norman Lamb said: “This Government is completely failing to address the social care crisis which has left over a million vulnerable older people without the support they need.

“It is outrageous that they are now kicking the can further down the road, leaving the social care sector in a state of uncertainty.”

This vital issue affects every section of society as we will all potentially need social care when we are elderly. That means this is an obvious cross-party issue that should be addressed by the coming together of political foes for the benefit of the common good; something Norman Lamb has tried to bring about previously. Sadly, our ridiculously partisan political system leads to politicians opposing each other even when they agree but every day that this social care crisis is kicked down the road more of the elderly in our families will suffer from inadequate care.

Yet we still like to call ourselves civilised……..

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Care Homes – The next big scandal

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35462112

The plight of care home residents has pretty much slipped below the radar in recent years. While there is close scrutiny of everything from A&E waiting times to access to the latest cancer drugs, the support – or rather lack of it – care home residents receive from the NHS has gone almost unnoticed.

The BBC has the full story on its web site – see link above

With Thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting