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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
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    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

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    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
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    That is madness. If it is not specialist help, why does he not employ somebody on a part time basis? I dont know, but is there not agencys you can go to directly?
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    Originally posted by pippo
    Again, that is daft, cant they be self-employed/work for the angency, and become your contractors, like a builder or something? I dont know, please dont think I am saying how it is, I am just throwing ideas out there, and trying to extend my own knowledge at the same time.
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    another question

    I always find it horribly difficult trying to blow dry with the vented brush in one hand and the hairdryer in another. I wondered if there was such a thing as a hairdryer brush that combines both so I only need one hand
    On Amazon there seems to be numerous of this type if thing, ceramic - all costing in the mid £20s - I have no idea which one is better than another ...
    So what do I need to particularly look out for, what features should be on the short list
    any recommendations?
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I have a 'hot brush' - a bit like a curling tong that blows hot air through the vents (cost about £20) I half dry hair with a normal dryer, then finish getting dressed , make up etc and finish off, I was going to say styling, but that is a bit grand for what I do, with this.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:29 PM
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    another question

    I always find it horribly difficult trying to blow dry with the vented brush in one hand and the hairdryer in another. I wondered if there was such a thing as a hairdryer brush that combines both so I only need one hand
    On Amazon there seems to be numerous of this type if thing, ceramic - all costing in the mid £20s - I have no idea which one is better than another ...
    So what do I need to particularly look out for, what features should be on the short list
    any recommendations?
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Sorry Mhoc i have short hair and no good at blow drying
    That is madness. If it is not specialist help, why does he not employ somebody on a part time basis? I dont know, but is there not agencys you can go to directly?
    Originally posted by davemorton
    This is direct with the agency , they bath him twice a week and wash his hair, they cook his evening meal, when i have looked in the log they fill in, somedays says **** was sitting at the table, so sat and had a chat and cuppa with him, washed cups and left
    I have told them over a month ago stair lift was due for service , still nothing been done about it, if it breaks he is knackered
    It is also going up £26 pph, £32 pph weekend and b/hols
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:30 PM
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    LEJC, lovely post x

    Mhoc, I can only imagine how I would feel if one of mine went off to get married (I had thought DS1 may have got married secretly/had a child as he was clearly hiding something... turned out that the GF was more my age than his... and an evil woman... but I was still relieved, and even more relieved when they separated!).

    Try to focus on celebrating the wedding (hold back those tears) x

    I may put a posh hat on and drive through to York to support you (well sneak in a bottle of vodie for you!) x

    We need a photo of the new hair, I bet it is gorgeous xxxxx

    Remember my customer who is disabled and hid dad passed away? he has carers 3 times a day total 2 hrs per day, he has to pay £1,200 approx a month just for that Yes he can afford it but i see what they do, and tbh not allot
    Originally posted by bubbs
    He can employ directly, there are some companies that help with employing people and all the legal stuff. I would not be surprised if it is not considerably cheaper.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    If he is about your age, then he isnt older, he is alot older
    Originally posted by davemorton
    He is my old man....

    Any suggestions for the present???

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    Originally posted by pippo
    His brother that lives in away sorted it out. but has never been near
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    Holy hell. That is significant more than the average, but then again if she has to pay she may as well have somewhere lovely whilst she can afford it. She will then have to move somewhere cheaper... which is cruel. Hope you get it all sorted. xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Standard charge in our area is about £500 per week, although I am aware that these prices are low compared to those in the home counties for example.
    The home I want to end up in, if I ever have to, is in Sandbanks in Poole, they have butler service and a vintage Rolls Royce to take you out, chances of that, nil!!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:33 PM
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    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    Originally posted by pippo
    I've come across people who employ their own care staff with support of a specialised agency who have significant cognitive impairment... some I have scratched my head about but it has worked well.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:34 PM
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    It is also going up £26 pph, £32 pph weekend and b/hols
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That is shocking, and the poor souls doing the work are likely on minimum wage. I know in my area, being a carer is not seen with the status that job deserves, and so not everyone in the role should really be doing that role, and some people who should be doing that role, can not afford the pay drop that would involve.
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:34 PM
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    Sorry Mhoc i have short hair and no good at blow drying


    This is direct with the agency , they bath him twice a week and wash his hair, they cook his evening meal, when i have looked in the log they fill in, somedays says **** was sitting at the table, so sat and had a chat and cuppa with him, washed cups and left
    I have told them over a month ago stair lift was due for service , still nothing been done about it, if it breaks he is knackered
    It is also going up £26 pph, £32 pph weekend and b/hols
    Originally posted by bubbs
    And I bet those people providing the care are paid at minimum wage
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:35 PM
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    Standard charge in our area is about £500 per week, although I am aware that these prices are low compared to those in the home counties for example.
    The home I want to end up in, if I ever have to, is in Sandbanks in Poole, they have butler service and a vintage Rolls Royce to take you out, chances of that, nil!!
    Originally posted by pippo
    You could persuade me away from euthanasia to the Sandbanks.... but before this it is the cruise ships! Off to google your future home (is it lilliput?)

    x
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 14-03-2017 at 9:38 PM.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    He is my old man....

    Any suggestions for the present???

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    An experience perhaps? A trip away? A visit or a meal?
    Perhaps you can stay at home when he goes. : )
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    That is shocking, and the poor souls doing the work are likely on minimum wage. I know in my area, being a carer is not seen with the status that job deserves, and so not everyone in the role should really be doing that role, and some people who should be doing that role, can not afford the pay drop that would involve.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Very True DM, we pay as little as possible to carers to look after the most vulnerable people in our community/ society.

    Don't get me started !!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:39 PM
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    And I bet those people providing the care are paid at minimum wage
    Originally posted by pippo
    Yes they are as one told me and they perhaps have a 14 hr shift but with 3 hrs sprad over that 14 so cant get another job as well
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:39 PM
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    An experience perhaps? A trip away? A visit or a meal?
    Perhaps you can stay at home when he goes. : )
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I was thinking of strapping him to the bed whilst I went out

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
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    And I bet those people providing the care are paid at minimum wage
    Originally posted by pippo
    yup they are
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:41 PM
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    Very True DM, we pay as little as possible to carers to look after the most vulnerable people in our community/ society.

    Don't get me started !!!
    Originally posted by pippo
    We could set up a home care business, given the additional funding allocated it would be a good time to do this.
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    You could persuade me away from euthanasia to the Sandbanks.... but before this it is the cruise ships! Off to google your future home

    x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Might be the cruise ships for me too!
    It has changed hands from when I first heard about it, and although I was impressed at the time I couldn't reconcile that with the !!!!! poor service that the company provided to people with disabilities locally.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 14th Mar 17, 9:52 PM
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    Yes thats where im thinking of going, bloody hell i eat alot now, wont be enough time in the day
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I am continually told by SW that I don't eat enough but I feel too full to eat more.
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