More staff needed to work with disabled adults in their homes

Bournemouth Echo: More staff needed to work with disabled adults in their homes More staff needed to work with disabled adults in their homes

MEMBERS of the Dorset community are being given the chance to work alongside disabled adults, enabling them to live in their own homes.

Diverse Abilities Plus wants to recruit more staff for its supported living team and is holding a recruitment event from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, April 26 at the charity’s central office near Tower Park.

Some 35 adults are currently supported by Diverse Abilities Plus to live as independently as possible in their own home and get out and about in the local community.

No experience is necessary for the roles as all staff have the chance to gain qualifications, such as a diploma level three in health and social care, and full training is provided in-house.

At the recruitment event, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the charity and find out what it is like to work for Diverse Abilities Plus, while meeting a number of adults currently supported by the charity.

Full details of how to apply will also be available on the day.

The event will be held at the charity’s head office at Unit C, Acorn Business Park, Ling Road, Poole BH12 4NZ.

For further information contact Lee Brady on 01202 718266 or email lee.brady@ diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk

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11:16am Fri 18 Apr 14

step up says...

Try paying them properly and you may be able not only to recruit but to retain staff to this most challenging role. Only take on people who are reliable and intelligent not shelf fillers on minimum wage and these most vulnerable members of society may get the care and life quality they deserve. There is no other way despite year in year out taking on people short term low wage high turn over. Its not rocket science.
Try paying them properly and you may be able not only to recruit but to retain staff to this most challenging role. Only take on people who are reliable and intelligent not shelf fillers on minimum wage and these most vulnerable members of society may get the care and life quality they deserve. There is no other way despite year in year out taking on people short term low wage high turn over. Its not rocket science. step up
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11:44am Fri 18 Apr 14

Old Colonial says...

step up wrote:
Try paying them properly and you may be able not only to recruit but to retain staff to this most challenging role. Only take on people who are reliable and intelligent not shelf fillers on minimum wage and these most vulnerable members of society may get the care and life quality they deserve. There is no other way despite year in year out taking on people short term low wage high turn over. Its not rocket science.
And where do you think the money is going to come from to pay higher wages? Local authorities still hold the purse strings, and they expect service providers to charge lower and lower rates; in fact much lower than the costs they themselves previously faced.
[quote][p][bold]step up[/bold] wrote: Try paying them properly and you may be able not only to recruit but to retain staff to this most challenging role. Only take on people who are reliable and intelligent not shelf fillers on minimum wage and these most vulnerable members of society may get the care and life quality they deserve. There is no other way despite year in year out taking on people short term low wage high turn over. Its not rocket science.[/p][/quote]And where do you think the money is going to come from to pay higher wages? Local authorities still hold the purse strings, and they expect service providers to charge lower and lower rates; in fact much lower than the costs they themselves previously faced. Old Colonial
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12:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

step up says...

We are a first world country and the tenth largest economy in the world. But the care of vulnerable adults is the bottom rung of the ladder of priorities for local government and always has been and until that changes the horror stories of abuse at the hands of low life will continue. The money that is awash in this country for other priorities including at local level expenses, generous final salary pensions and gagging clauses paid out to council officials who've been sacked reveals it is indeed a question of priorities not lack of funds. As a country we pay £52 million every day for membership of the EU, pay child benefit to children who have never set foot in the UK and pay millions in 'aid' to countries like India who chose to spend their wealth on a space programme not on infrastructure and health care for their citizens. How is that our responsiblity if we are so broke as you suggest??? Vulnerable adults have taken the most brutal hit more than any other group from this recession and dont have a voice to fight their corner. Having been dealt a brutal card of physical and mental disability dont you think a first world country who considers itself the pinnacle of global civility should provide this vulnerable group with safe protected quality care? If not Im afraid we are seriously kidding ourselves that we are even remotely 'civilised'. It is no coincidence that this group who dont vote and cant lobby parliament are the bottom rung and always have been.
We are a first world country and the tenth largest economy in the world. But the care of vulnerable adults is the bottom rung of the ladder of priorities for local government and always has been and until that changes the horror stories of abuse at the hands of low life will continue. The money that is awash in this country for other priorities including at local level expenses, generous final salary pensions and gagging clauses paid out to council officials who've been sacked reveals it is indeed a question of priorities not lack of funds. As a country we pay £52 million every day for membership of the EU, pay child benefit to children who have never set foot in the UK and pay millions in 'aid' to countries like India who chose to spend their wealth on a space programme not on infrastructure and health care for their citizens. How is that our responsiblity if we are so broke as you suggest??? Vulnerable adults have taken the most brutal hit more than any other group from this recession and dont have a voice to fight their corner. Having been dealt a brutal card of physical and mental disability dont you think a first world country who considers itself the pinnacle of global civility should provide this vulnerable group with safe protected quality care? If not Im afraid we are seriously kidding ourselves that we are even remotely 'civilised'. It is no coincidence that this group who dont vote and cant lobby parliament are the bottom rung and always have been. step up
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5:16pm Fri 18 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

step up wrote:
We are a first world country and the tenth largest economy in the world. But the care of vulnerable adults is the bottom rung of the ladder of priorities for local government and always has been and until that changes the horror stories of abuse at the hands of low life will continue. The money that is awash in this country for other priorities including at local level expenses, generous final salary pensions and gagging clauses paid out to council officials who've been sacked reveals it is indeed a question of priorities not lack of funds. As a country we pay £52 million every day for membership of the EU, pay child benefit to children who have never set foot in the UK and pay millions in 'aid' to countries like India who chose to spend their wealth on a space programme not on infrastructure and health care for their citizens. How is that our responsiblity if we are so broke as you suggest??? Vulnerable adults have taken the most brutal hit more than any other group from this recession and dont have a voice to fight their corner. Having been dealt a brutal card of physical and mental disability dont you think a first world country who considers itself the pinnacle of global civility should provide this vulnerable group with safe protected quality care? If not Im afraid we are seriously kidding ourselves that we are even remotely 'civilised'. It is no coincidence that this group who dont vote and cant lobby parliament are the bottom rung and always have been.
Valid points eloquently made. Agree with all
[quote][p][bold]step up[/bold] wrote: We are a first world country and the tenth largest economy in the world. But the care of vulnerable adults is the bottom rung of the ladder of priorities for local government and always has been and until that changes the horror stories of abuse at the hands of low life will continue. The money that is awash in this country for other priorities including at local level expenses, generous final salary pensions and gagging clauses paid out to council officials who've been sacked reveals it is indeed a question of priorities not lack of funds. As a country we pay £52 million every day for membership of the EU, pay child benefit to children who have never set foot in the UK and pay millions in 'aid' to countries like India who chose to spend their wealth on a space programme not on infrastructure and health care for their citizens. How is that our responsiblity if we are so broke as you suggest??? Vulnerable adults have taken the most brutal hit more than any other group from this recession and dont have a voice to fight their corner. Having been dealt a brutal card of physical and mental disability dont you think a first world country who considers itself the pinnacle of global civility should provide this vulnerable group with safe protected quality care? If not Im afraid we are seriously kidding ourselves that we are even remotely 'civilised'. It is no coincidence that this group who dont vote and cant lobby parliament are the bottom rung and always have been.[/p][/quote]Valid points eloquently made. Agree with all glendower2909
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