Care in crisis

oldbaldy

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The forces' charity Erskine has accused ministers of placing too much of a burden on volunteers to raise money to care for injured and traumatised veterans.

It believes it needs £800 per week for each person receiving residential care, compared with the £500 it gets now.

The charity, which is 91 years old, looks after about 310 people in residential care and over the past year gave care to more than 1,200 ex-Service men and women, including day care and special therapy.

Colonel Martin Gibson, the director of Erskine, said: "We work very well with the Ministry of Defence and with the different parts of government. But we believe that we need more funding.

"My feeling is that the Scottish Parliament and Government should be meeting with the Scotland Office and the MoD to discuss policy for veterans," he said.

"That extra money is needed because we train our staff to the highest standard and we try to supply specialist care to former members of the forces."
http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1788582007

Not only in Scotland.
The number of Service charities giving top-ups to nursing home fees is on the increase. Sometimes I think social services see these charities as an extension to them.
 
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oldbaldy said:
The forces' charity Erskine has accused ministers of placing too much of a burden on volunteers to raise money to care for injured and traumatised veterans.

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http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1788582007

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This is true for some reason our government and local authority's think that its up to the all the Charity's to help injured and traumatised veteran's and civilians rather than give them the right duty of care which they so rightly deserve .
 

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