So we used a rope to pull him up... he's 87

The scene: They are in the garden and he fell between the greenhouse and and steps. It wasn't the text book fall (they never are), of course he landed in the most awkward place possible. He was on his back, he is a weak man and very immobile. She was worried that he kept banging his head backwards every time he tried to rock and roll to a sit. So she uses a compost bag under the back of his head to use as a pillow.

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Oh My Beating Heart

This group, needed some respect and dignity in their grief, this wasn’t a time for silly behaviour but some honest kindness to help build them up.  The only thing I could hear in my head was give them love today. They need love.  So, I press play.

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Bad Press in the Care Sector (Working title) or Happy Death?

Social workers get bad press yet surely we all share the same social values? Surely looking after someones welfare is at the heart of the matter? Too often do I observe the divides within the sectors that care.  The culture of blame. The souls at the coalface have been skewed with stigma, political opinions and low morale, sending negative messages out and often to the wrong people. 

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