To date The General Social Care Council have admonished 12 social workers, suspended one and struck off a further four. The latest person to be admonished was a social worker from Somerset who admitted that he had used his computer at work to access a number of pornographic images. The Committee took into account that there was no evidence of harm to service users. The admonishment is to stay on the register for a maximum of five years.
The service users and carers have, where possible, been allocated to other agencies to try and ensure continuity of service and work for both parties.
The number of domiciliary care agencies in the region has risen by 13.5%.
(Source: Yorkshire Post, 30th July 2007)
Potential new clients have been visited in Bedfordshire, Nottingham and Lancashire.
Client reviews have taken place in York, Cheltenham and Surrey. A risk assessment has been carried out in Hertfordshire.
A new post has commenced in London for an elderly lady suffering from dementia. Sal. �614.00pw inc. Care Manager Sue Lamb.
Throughout the year many people visit our offices here in Norwich to find out a bit more about the service that Able Community Care offers. Apart from CSCI inspectors and other inspectors from varying county councils, we have visits from other professions such as financial advisors, expert witnesses, solicitors, sons and daughters of older people looking to the future and other caring professionals.
We are always happy to give our time to such visitors so if any readers are passing by, please arrange to call and see us if you think it would be of benefit to you.
For existing carers, for example workers who have been in the care industry for many years, it may be that their manager is satisfied that the worker has reached the required level and guidance will be produced by the General Social Care Council to help managers make their judgements.
Further details will be published in due course.
Currently, care workers who work privately for individuals will be outside the scope of the registration and there will undoubtedly be a cost implication for all care businesses involved which is likely to be passed on via increased fees.
Question � I have no relatives and when I die I would like to leave my body to medical science. Can you still do this and if you can, how do I go about making arrangements?
Answer � The number of people donating their whole bodies to medical science over the last five years has decreased. Five years ago it was 670 people, in 2006 it had fallen to 600 persons who had made such an arrangement. However, the number of medical schools has increased so there is an increasing need for body donations.
If you wish to be a potential donor you can write to:
Human Tissue Authority,
15-17 Furnival St,
At the above Authority, information and guidance will be given to help you through with the process and, should you change your mind, there is provision for you to withdraw your consent at any time.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.