In 2005 family carers were included in the group of people who were entitled to a flu jab.
In the Government�s guidance to GP�s for 2006/2007, a shortage of vaccine means that family carers are being given a lower priority. The choice as to whether to offer a family carer the flu vaccine will be down to the GP�s discretion.
Meanwhile, the person, who may be innocent, has to pay their mortgage, rent, etc. but cannot follow their main occupation of being a carer.
When a hearing takes place, the carer is either then removed from the provisional list or place on the POVA list.
The Royal College of Nurses is seeking a judicial review of the procedure.
Able Community Care has had two carers who have been suspended from caring because of an allegation of abuse. One, after several weeks, had to take a job in a factory to pay the bills and then was not placed on the POVA list. The other case is currently pending, and again, the carer is unable to pursue their occupation.
A respite post has been taken on in South Wales. Male, age 62. Sal �632.00 inc.
Office Manager, Judith Tye has attended an Employment Law Meeting re recent developments in employment legislation.
The theme of the press release is that urgent action is needed to deliver older people�s care and that the growing discontent amongst older people, their families and carers about 'patchy, inequitable' and costly care cannot be ignored.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.