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messageSouthwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Monkey June 10, 08:32PM

Thatís worrying. Ninety-one-year-old lady with covid-19 symptoms left with no care until her family arrived in her sheltered accommodation on Underhill Road. Looks like sheís okay now, luckily.

[www.southwarknews.co.uk]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was june 10, 08:37pm by Monkey.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Friernlocal June 11, 11:28AM

This highlights the current situation with adult social care, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. To balance this article I have to say that my mother receives excellent care from the hard working and dedicated staff in Lew Evens House.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Nigello June 11, 01:15PM

We need to all pay a penny more in the pound to fund a National Care Service, and for bigger firms to be taxed heavily as a one off. I doubt, though, we would see people taking it the streets to demand to be taxed more.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Annie5 June 11, 01:47PM

Nigello Wrote:
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> We need to all pay a penny more in the pound to
> fund a National Care Service, and for bigger firms
> to be taxed heavily as a one off. I doubt, though,
> we would see people taking it the streets to
> demand to be taxed more.


Totally agree. The costs of providing care are increasing, and the money has to come from somewhere .....

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Jules-and-Boo June 11, 03:52PM

Care homes are so expensive.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Monkey June 11, 06:31PM

I donít think the fault lies with the Lew Evens staff by the way. I know theyíre great. I walk past all the time, the staff look nice and professional (and tired lately) and it all looks well run.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Blah Blah June 12, 03:25AM

This shouldn't be happening ever. Hopefully lessons will be learned. I suspect a rise in income tax will be coming at some point. It has to. And the government will feel it is better to do it early in a term, over leaving it to before a looming election. Some of the local authority funding that was taken away over the past ten years will also have to be restored. Government also has options around Council Tax rises and VAT too.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by intexasatthe moment June 13, 08:57AM

I can't get my head round this ," staff at Lew Evans were unable to enter her motherís room as she was still infectious."

seems odd ,but I suppose there were no masks and staff presumably were terrified . I suppose whoever delivered the lunch on Thursday wasn't aware of any reason not to enter the room .

"A member of the rapid response team answered and said she had been sent to care, but was supposed to be with a member of the London Care team who had failed to provide anyone.

As a result rapid response had to withdraw the care and my mother was essentially left to die as no-one would enter her flat."

I wonder what the protocol is for rapid response staff in such circumstances ? Must be a bit more than "withdraw" ?

And whoever delivered the meal ,finding someone completely immobile and with a failure in care provision - what are their guidelines in such circumstances ?

And yes yes to paying more tax to fund care services ,though I think I'd like LA services as opposed to private businesses .

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by seenbeen June 13, 10:35AM

Care services are either run by the Local Council or are privately owned so the cost of say, Lew Evans would be an add- on to council tax as it is a council care home
[fullfact.org]

From remarks that Matt Hancock made at the beginning of the pandemic some councils were slow in passing on the extra government money that they were allocated to help with the crisis.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Peckhampam June 13, 11:06AM

I would find it hard to believe anything Matt Hancock says as so much has been shown to be untrue.

messageRe: Southwark News: ED 91-year-old lady left with no care
Posted by Pugwash June 15, 05:28PM

Lew Evans is an Extra Sheltered Housing Unit and has a team of carers on site Last time I dealt with the SHU - staff covered 24 hour shifts with minimal staff on over night ( this may have changed in the last 2/3 years).

I would imagine that staff were having difficulty in getting personal protection equipment - I notice that this article is based on information in the early stages of lockdown where the importance of home carers were not recognised by the government.

Each user of care services would have been financially assessed as to the amount they would need to contribute towards their care plan - regardless whether they were in their individual home, SHUs or Extra SHUs.


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