Category Archives: Adult Social Care

After covid suspension, Ombudsman reopens for business

Council CEO Jo Negrini’s three-month amnesty from having complaints submitted about her authority to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is over. The Ombudsman is pretty much the only recourse that remains to residents of the borough if they … Continue reading

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Government broken promises over ‘coronavirus black hole’

Croydon North MP Steve Reed OBE has warned the government that local councils across the country face catastrophe due to a £10billion coronavirus “black hole”. Reed, Labour’s front bench spokesman on local government, reckons that councils may need to cut … Continue reading

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Health chief: ‘We are at the most dangerous time in a pandemic’

Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s director of public health, last night issued a stark warning to the council that ending the coronavirus lockdown prematurely would be “most dangerous”. Flowers was addressing a “virtual” meeting of the council cabinet, in which she and … Continue reading

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Care homes ‘responding well’ says Negrini – after 127 deaths

Deaths from coronavirus in Croydon’s care homes have reached 127, according to a report going before the council cabinet next Monday. The figures have been compiled by Public Health England and include all deaths from the disease up to Monday, … Continue reading

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Government plan for ‘as few people as possible’ to sleep rough

The government is moving to ensure that those rough sleepers who have been taken off the streets during the coronavirus crisis have no need to go back once the lockdown is over, announcing at the weekend that Dame Louise Casey … Continue reading

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Schools and undertakers come to council’s rescue over PPE

School children, dentists and undertakers have come to the council’s rescue by providing vital PPE for frontline staff and care workers, after the Town Hall failed to order in or stockpile sufficient equipment ahead of the covid-19 lockdown. The council … Continue reading

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Council denies using Coronavirus Act to axe adult care

KEN LEE reports on the latest controversy to hit Fisher’s Folly The leader of council was today demanding an apology from the Law Society – the governing body of all solicitors in England and Wales – after it published a … Continue reading

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Covid-19 a ‘ticking time bomb’ in borough’s 140 care homes

Croydon is among the London boroughs worst hit by coronavirus according to the latest government figures this weekend. And yet the pandemic death toll in this part of south London could be far worse once the fatalities are counted up … Continue reading

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‘Marigolds and bin-liners’: council care homes run out of PPE

Croydon Council has failed to provide vital safety equipment for hundreds of its carers risking their health and that of social care residents during the coronavirus lockdown. With NHS workers deeply concerned about a lack of personal protective equipment, or … Continue reading

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Oh calamity! Negrini’s not worried about 6/11 high risk ratings

The council’s finances have gone into  the red zone, according to CIPFA, and Croydon now has £1.4bn debt, the third-highest of any council in the country. But the Town Hall CEO says it is nothing to be concerned about. By … Continue reading

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