NEIGHBOURS PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE BRANDED PREPOSTEROUS BY SAGA

Monday 15 July 2013

Tim Pethick, Strategy Director of Saga comments on Norman Lambs ludicrous suggestion that neighbourhood watch could provide personal care to elderly neighbours –

NEIGHBOURS PROVIDING PERSONAL CARE BRANDED PREPOSTEROUS BY SAGA

"Anything that promotes good neighbourliness must be a good thing.  There are already a great number of groups as well as individuals up and down that nation in pop in to see vulnerable neighbours and help them with the weekly shop or just provide company. 

 “Looking out for elderly neighbours should rightly be encouraged, but to suggest they 'should' be responsible for personal care of elderly neighbours is simply preposterous.  It’s one thing having your relatives, or a professional carer providing this services, or even a very close personal friend/neighbour, but the dignity of our elders will be severely compromised if we force them to accept this degree of care from others who have not been trained or vetted.”

 ENDS

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