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Who will care for the disabled in years to come?
Sunday 7 April 2013
By ANN MAXWELL
Published on Sunday 7 April 2013 00:00
WHO really cares about the future of our children and young adults who have profound learning disabilities as a consequence of severe epilepsy?
In Scotland, there are approximately 1,000 children and young adults under the age of 25 whose cognitive abilities are limited by the early onset of complex epilepsy in infancy. Most of these young people will have lifelong learning disabilities that will prevent them ever living independently, requiring round- the-clock care for the rest of their lives.
In childhood, naturally parents to want to care for their child with epilepsy. But as the complexities of the condition emerge and the damage of those early life seizures take their toll, parents begin to struggle. The family life they had hoped to enjoy as they raise their child (or children) slowly slips away from them.
Government Introduce New Training For Care Home Workers
UK- The Government has introduced plans to make training mandatory for care home staff in order to protect the elderly. Norman Lamb, the Health Minister, is proposing a minimum standard which all new recruits have to reach before they can start working in nursing homes. It is also planned that carers that look after pensioners in their own homes will have to undertake training too.