Every now and then you come across something that just takes your breath away. Even though you may have been a Grauniad (sic!) reader since the age of 16, when you were first required to tell your English teacher which newspapers you had read each single day of the school week. Yes, I am old enough to know all about that – thanks to Miss Edwards!
This piece by Kirsty Scott in the Guardian has done just that. It has rendered me breathless and speechless, almost. Is this a journalist writing as only a journalist should be required to do – as a free spirit (*ish!!) remembering the need to earn a living and to pay the family bills, yet at the same time not selling her/his soul. Not governed by anything other than the real free spirit of journalism.
Or is this someone acting as a paid promoter for Care UK? Promoting private equity to boot!!!
I would dearly love to open the closed eyes of anyone who falls for this kind of promo.
Care UK killed my own relative within 10 days of arrival in a Care UK care home.
How did Care UK manage (for want of a better word) to do that?
Because Care UK had absolutely no systems in place to provide the kind of caring care that one 83 year old required – let alone the other residents, some of whom were younger and in far less need of care, and some were older in greater need of care.
I’m only talking about 3 years ago too, so don’t get the wrong impression of my anger at Kirsty Scott’s article.
Without permission, Kirsty Scott, I bin your report. I am not impressed.
As for the Guardian’s Social Care section …. …. ……. it has been binned also.