Homecare workers refuse to buy milk for client

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

Homecare workers looking after a bed-ridden Brighton pensioner have been told they can no longer do any shopping for her. Rosemary Woodford, 75, had been told by her doctor she must drink milk regularly but now the homecare workers have been told they must not cross the road 30 yards to the shop to get it for her. “This has caused me a lot of anxiety,” said Mrs Woodford. “My doctor has written to them to say I need milk because I am on a very light diet. I can1t swallow food so I have to take a vitamin supplement, which has kept me alive for more than a year. “Care assistants come four times a day to look after me but now they have been told they are not allowed to go across the road to the shop for me. I have managed to keep going despite my body giving up on me but this could be the final straw.” David Morgan, information manager at Age Concern in Sussex social services didn’t provide care themselves, but had contractors to do it for them. “Some are manic about only doing what is in the contract,” said Mr M

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