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Monthly Archives: November 2016
Originally posted on Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth:
When I am conscious, I strive to be a nice person, but, I also always strive to tell the truth, and to provide (positive and sometimes negative) feedback on things done well, or…
The above photograph is of Susan Macaulay, fondly known as AMAZING Susan. Yesterday, I paid the price for not taking Susan Macaulay’s advice to audio record all official meetings with officers of the Local Authority. It would certainly have saved a lot … Continue reading
Originally posted on george rook:
Let’s start with a question… Do you care? When people care things happen. When people care they make things happen. And When people have personal linkage to dementia they really care, and they get involved,…
Roy Lilley has provided immediate solutions to the crisis in Social Care in today’s Newsletter: ‘Close the CQC it hasn’t improved quality, costs a fortune and demotivates all concerned; recognise technology takes us beyond the clip-board era. We can, … Continue reading
I have now left professional staff in no doubt about the outcome I’m looking for at Friday’s Best Interest Meeting. Maureen and I want to stay together and I will play no further part in any plans to put her … Continue reading
Social Care is on the verge of collapse as Roy Lilley outlines today: ‘What’s gone wrong? Two things. The cash anticipated from government, on the face of it, is in line with their promise… pick it apart and it is … Continue reading
Tom Schuller now a Professor has always encouraged me to share what I have learned on this blog. He was a Senior Lecturer when I was one of his students at Warwick University almost 30 years ago. His supportive guidance … Continue reading
I have a chest infection and have been prescribed antibiotics. My sinus passages are blocked and I’m taking paracetamol to try to keep my temperature down. Maureen is far from well with symptoms that need checking on Monday with a … Continue reading
If my performance as a Care Partner for Maureen was being observed by football supporters I’m sure they would be singing : ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’. This familiar retort when the referee makes a bad decision would ring out on … Continue reading