It really is a mystery how Social Care don’t think before they answer a complaint. I’m still searching for the missing link to fathom out exactly how they believe they are ”going to get away with it”.
It surely is a sad state of affairs when they confuse a ”Carer’s Assessment” with an ”Assessment of a client’s Direct payments. In this case, it is my son’s ”assessment” which was never done by his allocated Social Worker in 2016. She came to my home twice only in the 18 months she was allocated as my son’s ‘Social Worker’ to perform a Carer’s assessment for me. The first time she came out she didn’t do it properly though I spent near on 3 hours with her ‘filling out the forms’. This is why she had to re-assess and she still didn’t get it right.
Now she and ‘Hook’ have blatantly lied to the ‘Group Manager’ and ‘groupie’ has gone along with it quite knowingly and sent me a load of gibberish to her reply to my complaints. Stupidly Hook thinks she has an alibi as she thinks she’s convinced ‘ The Social Care Pow Wow’ with a group hug no doubt. What makes me laugh is how easy it is to ridicule the outcome. Hook herself stated in writing complete with a double-barrelled auto signature that the assessment of Direct payments for my son ‘was done on the phone’ but then I question was it really ‘done’ via telepathy as my phone never rung.
Whatever it is, it’s a mystery.
There is another mystery and that is who looks after my son between 10 pm on the night right until 1 pm in the afternoon as ‘the groupie’ said in her ‘findings’ that ” The comprehensive support plan implemented by health & social care does not provide any evidence of me providing 100 of hours caring for my son. However each day & night for 15 hours there is no evidence of any care being provided by an outside agency. However, they have allocated respite for those hours they say for 42 days a year. Only they haven’t provided all the respite they stated they have and that is evidenced in the financial report for 2016/17 given to me by ‘the trust’ handling the accounts. It is almost 3,000 less than what 42 x 15 hours costs. Why are they giving respite if there’s ‘no evidence of me providing 15 hours a night/day of care for my son?
That is a very good question, isn’t it? Only not one I expect answered this side of the century. It is as it is, though shouldn’t be.
Hook plays dumb most of the year when she’s ‘working’ and getting paid as a manager of a learning disabilities team and trust me she definitively doesn’t work on my son’s case much of the time.
”Nobody needs 24/7 care” she told me ‘bellowing over me’ on a phone call I made at my expense to ‘talk’ to her about the situation as a whole. Hook gave me 10 minutes of her time bellowing abuse to me down the phone and ‘threatening to cut me off’ the call I was paying for. A situation Hook has left festering for month upon month this year. Hook really has no choice but to rectify matters either despite her ‘bellowing’ attitude.
In fact, she thinks she knows my son so well she could ‘easily replace me’ as a very experienced & very underpaid caregiver … that would be according to her own imagery ‘Chronicles according to Hook’ that no-one else ever read or reads except her Group Manager and fellow Social Worker and they all have separate ‘Chronicles’ which don’t match any jigsaw puzzle known to man or woman. The pieces simply don’t fit and it reminds me of ‘The ugly sisters’ attempting to fit into the Cinderella shoe without success. I am a different type of Cinders as in I have to ‘leave the ball’ much earlier. Before 10 pm or my coach becomes a…. ‘Banana Split’.
I also care for my son alongside paid carers during the day. I am a key member and unpaid worker of the day crew. Without me at the helm, my son’s care wouldn’t be such a success.
My son had a conversation with me the other day about why he doesn’t like Mc Donald’s fries. I instigated the conversation and he replied properly for the first time in 31 years without a one-word repetitive answer. That may not seem like a big deal…but it really was yet another breakthrough in his life. A very important one and yet again I shared that experience with him, even though I’m thought to be a replaceable commodity and indeed ‘invisible’ according to some over paid idiots working for Social Care.