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i hope reform of the drug policy takes place, advantages are great, im glad talks are finally taking place, with respectable professional people stating the benefits to society by regulating the problem, not hiding it
October 18 at 9:03am
I hope the House does the right thing when the 'Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill' comes before you. Thousands of British People do not believe that this law is fit for purpose and has been rushed through without due consultation or feedback. I believe the House of Lords is in place to scrutinise an issue in depth such as this bill. This means the second chamber has a significant role in our democracy by questioning and debating decisions made by Ministers and Government Departments. Please use your expertise to ensure that this Bill in its present form does not become law.
Lord Howe Health Minister
15 MINUTE CALLS
Sandie Keene President the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services does not live in the real world of care, I am also extremely sceptical that any care worker could:
Enter the service users home and greet them; read the Care Plan and Record Sheets of what the previous Care Worker has wrote (this is a requirement). Wash their hands, put gloves and apron on. Move the service user from the lounge to the bedroom, assist them to get undressed and into bed; then write in the record sheets exactly what you have done (this is a requirement) in fifteen minute, let alone her mother.
The reality is local authorities are not just using fifteen minute calls for safety checks or giving someone medication. Fifteen minute calls are being used to not only give service users medication but to make them a drink and cook a microwave meal, as may know microwave meals can take up to ten minutes to cook.
You cannot tell me that social workers do not know how long microwave meals take to cook. I suspect they have been directed by their team managers to allocate fifteen minutes for a lunch call.
Crossroads policy is not to accept care packages of less than thirty minutes which is commendable most Care Agencies accept 15 minute calls because they need the contracts from the local authority.
Local Authority social workers know full well that to provide a lunch call takes more than fifteen minutes the care provider knows the lunch call takes more than fifteen minutes. It is the Care Worker who takes twenty minutes or longer who is in effect subsidising the local authority.
Chairperson Wakefield Disabled Peoples Partnership
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