Monday, 30 June 2008

Promises, Promises

My apologies for such a huge time gap between posts. Much of the reason can be found here.

So, the government are yet again promising a better deal for carers, by doubling the amount of respite care available. This is going to cost them a whopping £150 million.

But hang on a minute, weren't we promised something similar around the same time last year? At that time £25 million was being invested into emergency respite care.

I haven't seen any of it, have you? In fact, during that past year I have been involved in an ongoing complaint with our local NHS Trust about cutbacks in respite services. So where does all this money go?

I have only one thing to say regarding these shallow promises...

Yeah, you sing it Stevie!