The case of the care home staff


Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|It was a dark night in the care sector, and the staff guidance went missing. Super-sleuth Bob Ferguson dons his deerstalker to investigate| Like many people, I enjoy a good detective yarn. There¹s nothing I like better ­ OK, so I exaggerate ­ than relaxing on the couch with my pet curled up on my lap (I refer to the old moggy, of course) while I take in a cracking good whodunnit on the box. Can¹t beat the simple pleasures, I always say. So involved have I become in the genre that lately I¹ve taken to dabbling in the black art myself. The most recent mystery to get the magnifying glass treatment has been the strange case of the missing staff guidance. Our story starts over two years ago, in February 2000 to be precise, when the then community care minister announced that the minimum staffing standards contained in Fit for the Future? were too rigid for his liking. Something much more flexible was required, he said, as he dispatched a clutch of his minions into a darkened room to work up an acceptable alt





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