Category Archives: Adult Social Care

Our three-year battle to secure education for our SEND son

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the past couple of weeks, Croydon Council’s press office has issued releases about a £1million grant for families of looked after children and a “virtual reality roadshow to let shoppers experience how autistic people can feel”. Yet … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘Rottweiler behaviour’ sent carer to brink of suicide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, we reported how the Local Government Ombudsman had found “a catalogue of unacceptable failings by London Borough of Croydon, which has left a family stretched to breaking point”. Here, in a shocking criticism of the way … Continue reading

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Croydon fined for abandoning autistic boy and his grandmother

Croydon Council has been ordered to pay £11,250 in compensation and has been sharply criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for abandoning a grandmother with no help in caring for her disabled grandson for two years. The Local Government and … Continue reading

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Selhurst Park business workshop on safeguarding, Jul 5

Crystal Palace football club is putting its weight behind a drive to encourage local organisations to keep children and vulnerable adults in Croydon safe from harm or abuse. Teaming up with Croydon’s multi-agency adults’ and children’s safeguarding boards and Croydon … Continue reading

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Talking about adult social care, council offices, Mar 9

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Newman demands same treatment as in Surrey’s ‘secret deal’

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has added his name to a round-robin from dozens of Labour-run local authorities demanding that they should receive the same sort of preferential treatment which the Tory government has given to Conservative-run Surrey … Continue reading

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Adult social care ‘on brink of collapse’ due to Brexit uncertainty

Croydon’s NHS and social care system, already under extreme strain due to underfunding from central government, could be on the brink of complete collapse because staff, many of them EU nationals, face an uncertain future after Brexit. The warning is … Continue reading

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