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  1. Procurement

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    I think malc has a point using Members of Parliament may not be the way forward. Denise Maureen's beautiful daughter would have been my first reference on this. Unfortunately, Denise died two years ago but she left many legacies and I can hear her shouting PROCUREMENT from the roof tops.

    I think it goes something like this: Local Authorities aim to PROCURE services from good suppliers i.e. they have or should have ethical constraints. So my question is how can our Social Services
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  2. Saving Girl Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Girl Friday will be here in 4 hours or so. Arriving at 10 she have will have been on duty from 7 this morning. Generally she will finish about 9 or 10 tonight. It may be this is her weekend off; she has one off a month. I think she generally works well over 50 hours a week.

    It is possible that Girl Friday will be a little later than 10 as she does not get any time between calls. Fortunate that Girl Friday has a car but she doesn't get any travelling time or expenses. I know she
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  3. Am I Bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Hi Scarlett123 thank you for your honesty and opening such an important discussion. How can we have the time or energy to concern ourselves with things that are outside our control? We have reached a time in our lives when there is one thing we have to care about; our loved ones. They have to be the centre of our lives. Each day I wake up, or lay awake thinking about how I can improve things or just get through another day.

    This morning I wonder if it is necessary to get my
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  4. Making It Up As I Go along

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Thanks chuggalug if you saw me in action you might have a different view of my intelligence. Without T P on occasions I would have packed my bags or offered my other half on E Bay. However, my asking price would never have been met. I only found T P by chance and it has saved me from disaster on many occasions. I am lucky my beautiful wife has MCI with Cognitive Changes and on occasions you would not spot anything wrong. However,when she is 'out of character' she has asked me if I am her 'Uncle'
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  5. Supporting Carers

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lad View Post
    Ann thanks for two things: staying so long and supporting so many people. Also for spelling out in detail your dreadful working conditions. It is time that carers were given the working conditions they deserve for the wonderful work that they do.

    We couldn't cope without the 'girls' as my wife calls them: they do a superb job. Perhaps, it's up to us to help them get a just reward for vital work they perform to make the lives of ourselves and our loved ones so much better. I
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