PoliticsHome links to two reports, one in the FT and the other in the Evening Standard on the above subject, in particular the care provided to the elderly in hositals and care homes. As a result of what the MSM print and ministers say, one could be forgiven believing that the only elderly people up the proverbial creek without a paddle are those in hospital or care homes.
Little mention is made of those elderly living at home, homes owned by housing associations, who are in effect taken for a ride by sloppy administration; mal-practise resulting in misuse of those elderly people's funds; abandonment of daily care for those in sheltered housing caused by the withdrawal of wardens; and negation of legal aid, needed to further complaints, by the Legal Services Commission with the tacit approval of the Ministry of Justice.
Needless to say these problems are not helped by a minister of housing who, it would seem, can't be bothered to attend a meeting with a concerned member of the public and accompanied by his solicitor, instead putting forward people with no understanding or expertise of the matter in question; representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Services Commission who feel unable to attend that same meeting, citing spurious reasons; and a Member of Parliament, who also happens to be the Prime Minister, who it also would appear, has no interest in the subject matter - exemplified by the lack of a reply to an email sent 4 weeks ago, even though his personal assistant assured the writer of that email a fortnight ago that a response would be sent.
It does make one wonder what happened to "Caring Conservatism" when the Prime Minister publicly states that the elderly and vulnerable would not suffer; when an MP, Penny Mordaunt, is contacted by email, following an article in Total Politics, and totally ignores said email even though she, together with staff of the Minister of Housing, was informed that documentation was held showing contravention by governments, bureaucrats and local authorities of various Acts of Parliament.