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Old 5th January 2017, 01:36   #91 (permalink)
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Re: NHS & Social Care in Crisis!

After reading this thread I am maybe posting the obvious but for anyone that has not already done so get your finances sorted out while you have time and don't leave a mess for your children to sort out which robs them of their inheritance.

The two areas of importance are POA and a Will! You may reply and say yeah ok like we didn't know that but you will be surprised at the amount of people that have do nothing until it is too late.

If you get professional independent advice it will save you and your children a a lot of cash.
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After reading this thread I am maybe posting the obvious but for anyone that has not already done so get your finances sorted out while you have time and don't leave a mess for your children to sort out which robs them of their inheritance.

The two areas of importance are POA and a Will! You may reply and say yeah ok like we didn't know that but you will be surprised at the amount of people that have do nothing until it is too late.

If you get professional independent advice it will save you and your children a a lot of cash.
Good advice Juco.

Can I just add the importance of getting POA's for both Finance & Health. We thought having the financial POA would cover all bases - Wrong! At one time we had Mum's solicitor on stand-by to get a Protection Order for her as Social Services wanted to put Mum in a Nursing home against our wishes, keeping Mum at home was beginning to cost them too much!.

Truly, the stuff Nightmares are made of

Martin, so sorry to hear about you Dad, I'm sure I'm not the only one on TLF who has trodden that road & is willing to help in anyway they can, just ask.

You've mentioned the help you've received so far has been good, that's great but please keep an eye on the ball, not the player. I don't know if Scotland's services are any better than England's services have become, just be aware & look out for yourselves & your Dad.

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Good advice Juco.

Can I just add the importance of getting POA's for both Finance & Health. We thought having the financial POA would cover all bases - Wrong! At one time we had Mum's solicitor on stand-by to get a Protection Order for her as Social Services wanted to put Mum in a Nursing home against our wishes, keeping Mum at home was beginning to cost them too much!.

Truly, the stuff Nightmares are made of

Martin, so sorry to hear about you Dad, I'm sure I'm not the only one on TLF who has trodden that road & is willing to help in anyway they can, just ask.

You've mentioned the help you've received so far has been good, that's great but please keep an eye on the ball, not the player. I don't know if Scotland's services are any better than England's services have become, just be aware & look out for yourselves & your Dad.

Best wishes, T.
Thanks for your concern T. It's my dad who has the issues in Manchester not Scotland, that's Linseys dad.
My dad has a will which splits everything between my sister and myself, he wouldn't entertain P.O.A when he was capable of making the choice sadly.
My wife is a professional in financial services previously advising, then latterly advising advisors her speciality was estate planning in the wealth management space so from her point she has seen all of this before at all levels. She could have guided him into a trust years ago, but he wouldn't have that either and trusts are not for everyone and of course there are many types of trusts and what seems a good idea at the beginning can cause issues down the line especially for instance where there are estranged family members and many other scenarios no one can pre empt. Interestingly for the past year or so he would listen to Linseys advice before any other apart from the P.O.A advice, he simply wanted to be in control, as he saw it as a "it will never happen to me" scenario.
We have resigned ourselves to ensuring he has the care he needs when he needs it but also to fight any battles on the way that need fighting.
At the moment we are being hit from all angles with Rochdale council doing there bit, north Manchester general doing theirs sometimes with an overlap, wouldn't you think they could connect.
For me it's a 50 mile round trip doesn't sound a lot and each journey would only take 20 to 30 minutes if it was in Scotland but it takes 40 minutes on a typical Christmas Day to double that each way on a working day, thankfully my sister is able to walk there in 5 minutes but I certainly don't want the onus to fall on her.
There is and will be some great advice on this thread, so thanks from me.

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Old 5th January 2017, 23:16   #94 (permalink)
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he wouldn't entertain P.O.A when he was capable of making the choice sadly.
I was going to ask you about that earlier as I couldn't understand why there was going to be issues with you wifes background.
We had WW3 up here with her dad, like yours my wife specialised in inheritance tax amongst other subjects and it took her over 5 years to get her dad to agree to anything but eventually got it all sorted.
There seems to be an issue as one gets older in trusting others, even those close to you.
As it stands he is 87 and currently being assessed in hospital if he can manage on his own which he cant but he will refuse any help, it is not dementia as he is still as sharp as a razor but losing the use of his hands and already in a wheelchair for walking. Fortunately despite years of him fighting his daughter helping him she managed to get everything tidied up legally and fingers crossed all should be ok.
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Juco my father has always been known for his stubbornness, as they say you can lead a horse to water but...Denis would always complain about the water.

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Re: NHS & Social Care in Crisis!

How much longer do we have to suffer being preached to by this Sickening Hypocrite!!!

"The Health Secretary also said it was “frankly selfish” of heavy drinkers to add to pressures on A&E departments, which were already under heavy strain.

He urged the public to treat the NHS in a “responsible way” amid warnings that one in three A&E attendances at peaked times are caused by drunkenness.

Health officials said patients were misusing A&E by turning up with trivial complaints, including broken finger nails, drunkenness and backache."

A&E units left in 'fragile state' amid 'rising tide' of needless patients, Jeremy Hunt warns

A better example of 'Do as I Say - Not as I Do', would be hard to find!!!

"Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of contradicting NHS advice after admitting that he took his children to A&E at the weekend rather than waiting to see a GP."

Jeremy Hunt took children to A&E rather than wait for GP - BBC News

"£1.5 billion has left the NHS and gone into the pockets of just 15 private companies linked to 23 Tory MPs and Lords, who were all able to vote for the Health and Social Care Act:"

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-nhs-contracts

'Selling off NHS for profit': Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms - Mirror Online

Jeremy Hunt co-authored book calling for NHS to be replaced with private insurance | The Independent
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How much longer do we have to suffer being preached to by this Sickening Hypocrite!!!

"The Health Secretary also said it was “frankly selfish” of heavy drinkers to add to pressures on A&E departments, which were already under heavy strain.

He urged the public to treat the NHS in a “responsible way” amid warnings that one in three A&E attendances at peaked times are caused by drunkenness.

Health officials said patients were misusing A&E by turning up with trivial complaints, including broken finger nails, drunkenness and backache."

A&E units left in 'fragile state' amid 'rising tide' of needless patients, Jeremy Hunt warns

A better example of 'Do as I Say - Not as I Do', would be hard to find!!!

"Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of contradicting NHS advice after admitting that he took his children to A&E at the weekend rather than waiting to see a GP."

Jeremy Hunt took children to A&E rather than wait for GP - BBC News

"£1.5 billion has left the NHS and gone into the pockets of just 15 private companies linked to 23 Tory MPs and Lords, who were all able to vote for the Health and Social Care Act:"

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-nhs-contracts

'Selling off NHS for profit': Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms - Mirror Online

Jeremy Hunt co-authored book calling for NHS to be replaced with private insurance | The Independent
bloody rıch when theyve let any rıff raff from other countrıes get thousands of poundsworths of free treatment from uk health servıces wıthout ever havıng paıd a penny ınto the country!
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Aids is on the rise. Argument now is who pays for treatment, NHS or local authority.
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It's not only our NHS & Social Services in Crisis! UK PLC is Haemorrhaging Billions into Private Investment conglomerates, who are charging us Shylock rates for Very Shoddy Services & Products!

The following article on PFI's was written in 2015 but explains rather well how & why PFI's are a Bad Business plan for our country, which will cost far more times more to repay than the initial costs & the costs we Could have got them for had UK Gov arranged the Funding!!!. I think it also helps to understand why our NHS (in particular) is now Worse Off! Other Publically funded services will (imho) soon follow suit as our Education system, Prisons, Social Services , Local Authority's, Probation Services etc, etc, continue to be contracted out & further PFI contracts signed for Infrastructure investments, that will cost us more & the Profits will end up in some off-shore accounts!

Sorry it's a rather wide coverage of services & sectors, but hopefully it brings the scale of the Problem/Crisis & goes a way to clarify the Root of the cause.

"A case in point is Britain’s biggest health trust, Barts Health NHS Trust in London, which was placed in special measures last month. It is £93m in debt – struggling under the weight of a 43-year PFI contract under which it will pay back more than £7bn on contracts valued at a fraction of that sum (£1.1bn).

PFI’s were the brainchild of the Conservative Party in the 1990s, but were swiftly embraced by New Labour. Successive governments signed hundreds of the deals. PFI-funded schools, streetlights, prisons, services, police stations and care homes can be found across Britain.

The system has yielded assets valued at £56.5bn. But Britain will pay more than five times that amount under the terms of the PFIs used to create them, and in some cases be left with nothing to show for it, because the PFI agreed to is effectively a leasing agreement. Some £88bn has already been spent, and even if the projected cost between now and 2049/50 does not change, the total PFI bill will be in excess of £310bn. This is more than four times the budget deficit used to justify austerity cuts to government budgets and local services."

Crippling PFI deals leave Britain £222bn in debt | The Independent

Wiki explains: TOPCO-CAPCO-OPCO; Heathrow is in turn owned by FGP Topco Limited: I can't guess where all the PFI for the Ludicrous expansion of Heathrow Airport will come from!!!...... but I'm sure that UK Tax-Payers will be made to pay for it.... for a very long time! - Ditto Hinckley Point & HS2!!!

"Our company, Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA) owns and runs London Heathrow Airport, Britain's aviation hub.

Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited is in turn owned by FGP Topco Limited, a consortium owned and led by the infrastructure specialist Ferrovial S.A. (25.00%), Qatar Holding LLC (20.00%), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (12.62%), the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (11.20%), Alinda Capital Partners (11.18%), China Investment Corporation (10.00%) and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) (10.00%)"

Company information | Heathrow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privat...nce_initiative

The only responsible way forward I can see is to pay off these 'Private Loans' to/for our Public Services & Products sooner than later! & get our finances back on track, with 'Profits' coming back into UK Coffers for the benefit of UK residents.
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