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Social Care ST7

Location: UK » West Midlands » ST
Sector: Social care

All recipients of social care for disabled people of working age are in the process of being reassessed. The only support funded is help with washing and preparing a meal; nothing else, whereas previously, the care packages on offer were all about choice, looking at all of a disabled person’s needs in order to support them in living a full and dignified life.

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Trapped in a cold, dirty house.

My social care is going to be cut by at least 80%. I won’t get help with laundry (so I get help with a shower, but will have to put dirty clothes back on). I have coal fired central heating, and I ‘m not allowed help with bringing coal in or operating and cleaning the 2 multi-fuel burners (it is my only source of heating and hot water, and I can’t even carry a coal bucket). No help with cleaning or doing any bending jobs apart from the…

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Posted by: clarebelz at 8:18pm on 24 July 2012

my employees will have to go

my direct payments are being cut by 80% I have been told to sack 2 of my personal assistants and cut every one else to a max of 2 hours per day they want to go to tribunal but dont want to hurt me but I told them if I dont have the money it would be interesting to know what a tribunal would have to decide if finds in favour of the employees when I have no money to give them either a job or compensation as sacking them is not my choice one of…

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Posted by: jammy101 at 9:20am on 25 October 2014

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