Elderly fostering

 

this image shows an elderly lady with a younger dark haired female carer

I have to admit I am stuck for words, but as usual when something rattles my cage then somehow they follow!

Today Jan 14th ( the day before my little sisters 40 th Birthday) the Telegraph news paper publish an article about families fostering an elderly person.

It’s a fantastic idea, rather like the idea I emailed Norman Lamb last year suggesting “Adopt a Gran”.

HOWEVER that is where the good bit ends and the rubbish part starts!

Whilst this is a pilot scheme (so to speak) in response to the closure of residential homes how can the government justify paying a foster carer £224 a week and family member who cares for a loved one £59.75 !!!

Once again an injustice to carers who save the government £119 billion a YEAR.(source carers UK)

Please please please share this message, tweet, Facebook, email and we will see if the government have anything to say.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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