The BRISTOLIAN has already broken news on how bungling managers in a desperate attempt to save money have cut services to the vulnerable.
They have lumped together elderly people suffering with dementia with adults with learning difficulties, some of whom have challenging behavior and can be violent. Then the council cut
staff. People are already being hurt and needs are not being met. The policy is absolutely nuts.
So what are they doing now? increasing staff levels? making things safe? Don’t be daft. They are offering the staff who are left redundancy!
And the poor sods who are working in these conditions are running for the exit, which will lead to more dangerous conditions for staff and service users.
DO NOT GET OLD IN THIS CITY. THEY DO NOT GIVE A FUCK.
The two muppets responsible for all this, senior social care bosses SHEENA ‘GRIM REAPER’ HUGGINS and VARETA ‘MAD DOG’ BRYAN have now turned their attention to the Bush residential. This is a home for children with learning difficulties who live at home. The service gives a break to parents who look after their children and the plans are to CUT THE SERVICE BY 50%.
If parents lose this service, some will have to put their children in residential care, costing us, the tax payer, a whole lot more than the £250K these demented managers think they are going to save.
Parents were only given a couple of hours notice of a meeting to discuss the plans while managers know full well that these caring parents find it difficult to drop everything to come to meeting.
The council are refusing to talk properly to the parents mainly because they know their plans are barking mad and dangerous but they don’t care. ‘Mad Dog’ is getting a
redundancy package of tens of thousands of pounds soon. A suitable reward for decimating
services and lives?
Don’t let them get away with it. These managers should be held fully accountable for their decisions, the cost to our city and the destroyed lives.
When will they stop? When they finally kill someone?
The way in which this article portrays these poor individuals is awful. I highly doubt they would ‘like’ to be made redundant and become another unemployment statistic. They still have mortgages to pay and families to provide for. This is surely blown so far out of proportion and they have in fact been targeted and ridiculed for the orders sent from above them. I’m pretty certain that the ‘grim reaper’ and ‘mad dog’ love to tell individuals they are being made redundant when their own jobs are hanging in the balance. I do not disagree that the council has made a big mistake to make so many redundancies in an already understaffed sector but you surely cannot make these 2 accountable for decisions above them.