Some vulnerable adults may require complex needs and as a result, it will be culpable if they are neglected because of the cost of securing care home support. However, It would be better to seek the opinion of the service users and their families wishes and feelings to promote individual best interest before professionals make their decision.
What was incorrect in my comments ?
The UK gave £13.4 Billion away in 2017 and this will increase to £14 Billion in 2020. In addition we pay the EU £13 Billion every year, less the rebate of £5 Billion they kindly give us back. When we finally leave the EU this £8 Billion will no longer be due. So with £21 Billion available the Cost of Care could be financed as well as safeguarding our NHS. The money is there - all we need is our MP'S to put the needs of their constituents before citizens of other countries. They are voted in to protect the interests of UK citizens so let them start doing it by
redirecting some of this £21 Billion back to our NHS and Social Care
As someone trying to provide a practical, flexible and quality service to older people [mainly with dementia] and their carers. this article only reinforces our everyday experience [ years after publication].
We run as a social enterprise keeping costs to a minumum but the Social care system is too inflexible and too poorly funded to understand/ acknowledge the "changing"! needs of dementia or fund appropriate care for those with dementia OR their carers. Keeping people out of full time care should be a priority but is too often the quick fix to avoid blocked beds [blocked not blocking - the bed is blocked by the system failure NOT the individual] . One of our biggest issues is the lack of information available to people about real and practical support they might access [we look on it as daily respite] and a lack of willingness to fund/ invest in services that are effective, proven and cost effective so as to widen their reach and scope. Those already providing services should be consulted about changes but rarely are and as for joined up thinknig - why do both the NHS and Social care have pathways . policies and strategies for older people and / or dementia - surely bthey should be integrated into one pathway ????