Picture not so bleak

York Press: . .

FURTHER to the article about the council’s health overview and scrutiny committee’s review into personalised social care budgets (The Press, December 3), I wanted to reassure readers that the picture is not as bleak as suggested.

Adult social care welcomes the findings of the committee’s review, recognising that there is a need to further improve the way we provide care support for customers. However, we also welcome the many positive comments from customers who took part in the review. Personalisation necessitates a new way of providing social care. It requires a shift in attitudes and culture, as well as systems, which means that change takes time. Like all local authorities, we are constantly working with partners and customers to find better ways of delivering services in York.

We are absolutely committed to working with customers, their carers and relatives, to enable them to exercise real choice and control over the support they receive.

We will continue to work with all those involved to ensure we can provide the best possible service for York residents.

Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, Deputy chief executive and director of Adult Social Services, City of York Council.

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11:32am Sat 7 Dec 13

non pedalling pete says...

And the band played believe it if you like.
And the band played believe it if you like. non pedalling pete

6:39pm Sat 7 Dec 13

inthesticks says...

As with any business, the manager at the top has absolutely no idea what it is really like at the coal face.
The rot set in when all social care was given to private companies and care staff are paid peanuts and expected to provide a good service, poles apart from the cosy £150k a year paid to Dr PEJ.
What no one is discussing at the moment is that there is a care crisis in York and there are no elderly care beds available, (story there for you York Press) hence dozens of elderly are taking up hospital beds that are desperately needed. What is your rose tinted comment on that Dr PEJ?
As with any business, the manager at the top has absolutely no idea what it is really like at the coal face. The rot set in when all social care was given to private companies and care staff are paid peanuts and expected to provide a good service, poles apart from the cosy £150k a year paid to Dr PEJ. What no one is discussing at the moment is that there is a care crisis in York and there are no elderly care beds available, (story there for you York Press) hence dozens of elderly are taking up hospital beds that are desperately needed. What is your rose tinted comment on that Dr PEJ? inthesticks

1:27pm Mon 9 Dec 13

inthesticks says...

inthesticks wrote:
As with any business, the manager at the top has absolutely no idea what it is really like at the coal face.
The rot set in when all social care was given to private companies and care staff are paid peanuts and expected to provide a good service, poles apart from the cosy £150k a year paid to Dr PEJ.
What no one is discussing at the moment is that there is a care crisis in York and there are no elderly care beds available, (story there for you York Press) hence dozens of elderly are taking up hospital beds that are desperately needed. What is your rose tinted comment on that Dr PEJ?
Proof here from
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/health-2505544
4

Last week we had 192 beds blocked in York.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: As with any business, the manager at the top has absolutely no idea what it is really like at the coal face. The rot set in when all social care was given to private companies and care staff are paid peanuts and expected to provide a good service, poles apart from the cosy £150k a year paid to Dr PEJ. What no one is discussing at the moment is that there is a care crisis in York and there are no elderly care beds available, (story there for you York Press) hence dozens of elderly are taking up hospital beds that are desperately needed. What is your rose tinted comment on that Dr PEJ?[/p][/quote]Proof here from http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/health-2505544 4 Last week we had 192 beds blocked in York. inthesticks

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