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On the face of it this seems a great deal for the voluntary sector and how they can provide help for the homeless, but the real truth is that it saves this government having to support the NHS! As in the long run they want to change our health service into a privatised and fee paying one ,for those that can afford it! This is similar to the US Healthcare system that was based on the amount of money you could afford to pay for your health insurance, that Obama has tried to wipe out! So the UK Government will lead its people down this path, providing contracts for the likes of Atos!
So watch this space because what is done today, is a blind and only those that look for the truth, will find out the real truth about how the taxpayers money is really being spent! As keeping people out of hospital and freeing up A & E looks good, but it allows other projects in a mess like the NHS Direct Number 111 and also other third-party contracts to thrive!
Enabling resources to be provided above the normal prices and below the standard the people who are ill should expect.
The story that comes to mind is the “Emperors New Clothes” and as we know the people was so scared of the Emperor they would not speak, as the Emperor had also been blinded by the truth of the tailors deception, but one poor and wide-eyed youth, saw the truth and spoke, these words out loud ” The Emperor Is Naked As Naked As He Was Born” then like all sheep the people agreed and they laughed and laughed!
Are you those people who are blind as it does not affect your life, or are you like the youth, that told it as it really is, or are you a sheep or a lamb!
Judge for yourself?
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Fifty two projects have been awarded a share of £10 million to make sure homeless people receive better help once they leave the hospital, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today.
It is estimated that homeless people attend A&E up to six times more than people with a home – and that now 70 per cent of homeless people are discharged back onto the street without their housing or on-going care needs after hospital being properly addressed.
The projects are run by voluntary sector organisations who will work with the NHS and local government to make sure homeless people get the best possible support and care after they leave the hospital. This will help reduce the number of homeless people who are readmitted to hospital.
Some of the organisations receiving funding will provide:
- Specialist training for hospital staff on the needs of homeless people;
- Support to make sure their care continues after discharge;
- Teams to support homeless people find accommodation that takes into account their health needs; and
- 14 care beds for people discharged from hospital thanks to over £1million from the fund.
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Public Health Minister Anna Soubry said:
In today’s society, it is not acceptable that people are leaving hospital with no plans in place to discuss their ongoing care needs.
The £10 million we have awarded to these 52 projects will help stamp out the bad practice we know exists in some trusts when homeless people are discharged from hospital and make sure they have the support and care they need.
This Government is working hard to make every contact count, ensuring that homeless people have access to the help and support they need wherever they are – from the housing office to the hospital bed. Today’s funding, backed by a further £470 million Government investment in homelessness prevention, will reach people in need when they’re at their most vulnerable, getting them back on their feet more quickly, and saving local services the ongoing bills for repeat treatment.
Then he was replaced by a new minister!
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A joint report from the Department of Health, Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Communities and Local Government will warn this week that a rising number of elderly people face losing “almost all of their wealth” to pay for social care. The report warns that the country may not be able to afford to fund a £35,000 cap on care costs amid a rapidly expanding population. The submission notes that by 2030, the number of pensioners is forecast to rise by 51%, while the number of disabled older people is expected to increase by 61% to 4m. The Government predicts that these rises will lead to unprecedented pressure on the NHS, councils and the state pension system. As a result, the report estimates that number of older people forced to rely on families and friends for help with care costs will double by 2030.