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"Family Carers Support Allowance" instead of Paying Private Companies to provide 'carers' for Long Term Chronic Health Conditions

"Cost repels care"
Why do the Government find it so impossible to simply redirect the financial resources that appear to be available to fund private 'care' companies profit margins to please their shareholders, instead of the Carers who would prefer to provide loving tender expert care to the members of their families who have long-term chronic illnesses?
I suggest that compassion and care that are meted out by family members is subjective, so it can not and will not be valued as a valid commodity which should rightly be financially recompensed.
Unfortunately, it seems it would require a 360 degree different mindset from any Government in power, to engender the approach that would be needed to replace the current quagmire of bureaucracy faced by family carers. An approach that would focus on giving the family carers the financial and professional support that they so desperately need. It would be a cost effective, efficient and humane use of financial resources.
It could be named "Family Carers Support Allowance" instead of the current plethora of so called 'Care Packages' that simply describes the current marketisation' of humane tender care of long -term illnesses to minimum wage

What would you like to happen to make you feel more included and valued at work?

edited on Nov 22, 2018 by Isabel DHSC

Isabel DHSC 6 months ago

Thank you for your idea Patricia.

You will see that Mark Brightburn has discussed improved funding for Family Carers in his idea: There you will also find a link to the recently published Carers Action Plan and a discussion of the upcoming Adult Social Care green paper.

Please let us know if you have any other thoughts or ideas concerning this issue.


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