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)
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