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The Tories are ignoring the worsening crises in social care, health and welfare | Letters

Iain Malcolm says the government has missed countless opportunities to improve social care; Nick Finer says the health minister is either complacent or in denial about the NHS’s troubles; David Etherington and Martin Jones say authorities have ignored the evidence on universal credit; and John Evers wonders about the obsession with Brexit amid a sea of domestic troubles Thank you for leading the debate on the national crisis in social care ( Forgotten and forsaken , Social care supplement, 11 October). As David Brindle rightly states, there was a “deafening silence from last week’s Conservative party gathering in terms of any relevant policy or funding initiative”. The government has missed countless opportunities to address this crisis. Work is yet to begin on the review promised earlier this year, while local government finances continue to be squeezed. Faced with the double dilemma of a growing elderly population and chronic underfunding from central government, the social care system in Britain is at breaking point. This fact of life has been highlighted by organisations such as the NHS, the Care Quality Commission and the King’s Fund for some time, yet the government ignores their warnings. The precept does not plug the gap left by a diminishing central government grant, the introduction of the national living wage and increasing demand, particularly in areas with the lowest council tax base, where demand is higher. In 2016/17 the 2% increase in council tax raised just £900,000 for adult social care in South Tyneside – against £9.8m needed. Following the additional funding announcement in spring, the government has yet to state what funding, if any, will be available beyond the initial three-year period. We need long-term solutions and fair funding to enable us to provide our ageing population with the care and dignity they deserve. Cllr Iain Malcolm Leader, South Tyneside council 12-10-17
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The Tories are ignoring the worsening crises in social care, health and welfare | Letters
Iain Malcolm says the government has missed countless opportunities to improve social care; Nick Finer says the health minister is either complacent or in denial about the NHS’s troubles; David Etherington and Martin Jones say authorities have ignored the evidence on universal credit; and John Evers wonders about the obsession with Brexit amid a sea of domestic troubles Thank you for leading the debate on the national crisis in social care ( Forgotten and forsaken , Social care supplement, 11 October). As David Brindle rightly states, there was a “deafening silence from last week’s Conservative party gathering in terms of any relevant policy or funding initiative”. The government has missed countless opportunities to address this crisis. Work is yet to begin on the review promised earlier this year, while local government finances continue to be squeezed. Faced with the double dilemma of a growing elderly population and chronic underfunding from central government, the social care system in Britain is at breaking point. This fact of life has been highlighted by organisations such as the NHS, the Care Quality Commission and the King’s Fund for some time, yet the government ignores their warnings. The precept does not plug the gap left by a diminishing central government grant, the introduction of the national living wage and increasing demand, particularly in areas with the lowest council tax base, where demand is higher. In 2016/17 the 2% increase in council tax raised just £900,000 for adult social care in South Tyneside – against £9.8m needed. Following the additional funding announcement in spring, the government has yet to state what funding, if any, will be available beyond the initial three-year period. We need long-term solutions and fair funding to enable us to provide our ageing population with the care and dignity they deserve. Cllr Iain Malcolm Leader, South Tyneside council
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Your last social worker would have had a light caseload if he was retiring so he had the time to phone you. Your new social worker will have a full caseload and won't have the time to do much more than visit you once a week or fortnight. Unfortunately mental health crises do come up and your social worker will have to miss appointments although she should phone you to let you know. You have to appreciate that most people don't have a care co-ordinator due to NHS cuts so you're lucky to have anyone. If you complain you risk losing yours.
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Right wing!? You need to understand what the DUP stand for.......They are rather more left wing than the Tories of social policies. I think a deal with the DUP will see some of the more unpopular pledges from Tories, such the WFP, triple lock on pension, elderly care cost dropped or at least softened!
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Impossible to find mental health care for a relative who can not take care of themself [on hold] First, sorry if I'm not posting in the right place. My Girlfriend of 6 years Mother has suffered from seriously debilitating OCD and anxiety issues most of her life (at least since her late teens). about a year ago, her husband (Gf's Father) lost his job and since then her mental health has deteriorated significantly. She is in a severe state of depression, and her OCD is off the charts even compared to it's normal severity. Over the past few months she has been in and out of the psychiatric ER 3 times, placed in a ward for 2 weeks, placed in an outpatient treatment program, and finally an inpatient program (She was refusing to go to the outpatient.) Currently, she's in an inpatient program, however the social worker at the program is saying that they don't provide the type of care she needs, and that in about a week or two they will discharge her and re-enroll her in the outpatient program. I don't believe for a MINUTE that a week to two weeks will show an improvement in her condition to the point that she will be able to attend this outpatient program. She can't even feed herself at this point. Her husband is not able to provide the level of care she needs on a daily basis, and I don't believe ANYONE could who wasn't a professional caretaker. It's worth mentioning that this woman is only in her mid-50's, she has a potentially long life ahead of her. We are not looking for a place to stuff her away for the rest of her life. We want her to find the treatment she needs to get her to the point where she's actually ABLE to attend outpatient programs. I'm well aware that there is a mental health crisis in our country, but this is nightmarish. This woman needs moderate to long-term treatment in an inpatient facility that can provide at least SOME personal attention (not just group activities/therapy) from a doctor and this seems impossible to find. Does ANYONE have advice for a next step? I'm tired of feeling powerless in this situation. There has to be an option here that is better than the current situation. I realize my title is rather vague, if an edit is necessary let me know. I don't have the brain power to be concise at the moment. Thanks.
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