Protest against cuts to care budgets to be held outside Poole civic centre

Protest against cuts to care budgets to be held outside Poole civic centre

Protest against cuts to care budgets to be held outside Poole civic centre

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A DEMONSTRATION against cuts to care budgets will be held outside Poole Civic Centre this evening.

Members of the Bournemouth and Poole Anti-Cuts Coalition will be gathering outside the centre from 6pm, ahead of he full council meeting, which starts at 7pm.

A spokesman said: “Unimaginable a few years ago, private care providers are now slashing staff wages by up to 50 per cent. If carers refuse the cut they are being dismissed and re-engaged on the lower rate.

“Many have been forced out of a job they loved and worked in for decades, leaving those cared for without their long-term staff, who they have grown to trust.

“Now 40 per cent of the cuts have been rolled out nationally, many local people in receipt of care or working as a carer are being subjected to loss of benefits, mobility cars, day care and many carers facing this cut in their wage.”

The group said Borough of Poole had been identified by private care providers as reducing its budgets, forcing it to slash wages.

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12:49pm Tue 22 Apr 14

step up says...

Bournemouth Council tried the same with Tarik Zavadil and lost. Forget protests and go to Judicial Review. His staff of 15 years were to be sacked and 'reinstated' at entry level wages after years of service to him. They were his extended family. The council were found to have guilty of malpractice and service failure by the ombudsman. Take the council to court and dont accept this kind of treatment. Its the only thing they understand. Protest wont do it. Irwin Mitchell will defend the vulnerable against this kind of undermining of their care. Tarik was found to be at risk of further disability or even fatality if his trained staff were sacked and replaced. Probably the case for many Poole residents too.
Bournemouth Council tried the same with Tarik Zavadil and lost. Forget protests and go to Judicial Review. His staff of 15 years were to be sacked and 'reinstated' at entry level wages after years of service to him. They were his extended family. The council were found to have guilty of malpractice and service failure by the ombudsman. Take the council to court and dont accept this kind of treatment. Its the only thing they understand. Protest wont do it. Irwin Mitchell will defend the vulnerable against this kind of undermining of their care. Tarik was found to be at risk of further disability or even fatality if his trained staff were sacked and replaced. Probably the case for many Poole residents too. step up
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3:17pm Tue 22 Apr 14

step up says...

Should add the totally vulnerable and disabled and their
dedicated long term committed care staff caused the financial crisis didnt they??? Not the spivs in the City still raking in telephone number bonuses not taking 50% in salaries or any cut at all! Dont take it ! These folk dont have a voice !!!
Should add the totally vulnerable and disabled and their dedicated long term committed care staff caused the financial crisis didnt they??? Not the spivs in the City still raking in telephone number bonuses not taking 50% in salaries or any cut at all! Dont take it ! These folk dont have a voice !!! step up
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4:08pm Wed 23 Apr 14

kajones says...

You got that right - malpractice and service failure, which all starts from the offices of social care. I would like to name one person in particular but for legal reasons i am unable to do so at the moment. If my mother had received the correct care she would still be at home, her care plan was made up, by a man- he allowed twice weekly visits, of 30 minutes a visit, not enough time to make a cup of tea let alone care for the person. Disgrace to Poole social care team, you have a lot to answer for, STOP' taking advantage of the elderly that have 'No Next Of Kin', seems to be your favorite client, vunerable old people deserve better. Carers do there best but are restricted with time allowed and what you will pay.
You got that right - malpractice and service failure, which all starts from the offices of social care. I would like to name one person in particular but for legal reasons i am unable to do so at the moment. If my mother had received the correct care she would still be at home, her care plan was made up, by a man- he allowed twice weekly visits, of 30 minutes a visit, not enough time to make a cup of tea let alone care for the person. Disgrace to Poole social care team, you have a lot to answer for, STOP' taking advantage of the elderly that have 'No Next Of Kin', seems to be your favorite client, vunerable old people deserve better. Carers do there best but are restricted with time allowed and what you will pay. kajones
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