Social care in any form is an equality and human rights issue. It is an essential part of the infrastructure of a fair and just society which respects, upholds and guarantees the equality and human rights of its citizens. A society which pursues a policy of charging those who are entitled to use non-residential care services does not do this. Instead care charging uncompromisingly demands that they pay more than any able bodied person to achieve the same basic human rights. In some instances it can lead to a disabled individual deciding to forego much needed care and support, a decision which will entail significant risk of harm or further deterioration of an illness or condition.
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A survey of Scottish homecare workers has exposed the shocking reality of the country’s care services. The majority of workers polled in the UNISON survey believe the service is not sufficient to meet the needs of the elderly and vulnerable people they care for – both from the time they can spend and the quality of care they can provide. Almost half of carers (44%) said they were limited to specific times to spend with their clients. One in two workers are not reimbursed for travelling between client visits, while three in four said they expected the situation to get worse over the coming year. Continue reading
Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families.
Pat Onions has submitted an e-petition to the government website. Pat is blind and Pat is also a carer.
You can see the full petition on the Government website here , SIGN HERE
CarerWatch are supporting Pat’s petition. If Pat gets 100,000 signatures it could generate a debate in Parliament. Continue reading