Liar - Liar
The mother of a severely disabled man was told on Christmas Eve that Tory council bosses are cutting his care.
Tarik Zavadil age 26 suffers with cerebral palsy, he cannot talk, eat, see, feed himself or walk and cannot be left alone.
His mother was told on Christmas eve that they have zero chance of getting all of his help funded in 2011. His mother shares his full time care with three carers.
However, Tarik's funding is being slashed from £2.282 per week to £726, meaning Mrs Zavadil cannot afford to hire his carers any more.
She said: "His carers are marvellous and I'm going to have to tell them they have lost their jobs. David Cameron knows what it is like to have had a child with similar problems. It's alright if you are rich, but how can I pay?"
Bournemouth Borough Council insists the care can be provided for less than Mrs Zavadil currently pays.
Well for that ridiculous statement from Bournemouth council, I sincerely hope that they are going to find three full time carers that will work for less than the minimum wage, and isn't that illegal?
The current minimum wage is £5.93 per hour three carers around the clock will work 8 hour shifts NOT allowing for bank holiday pay or Saturday and Sunday rates or night rates, three carers wages basic hours would be £332.008 per week x 3 = £996.24. I would like to see Bournemouth council go and purchase this care for less than this and equally if Mrs Zavadil purchases her care package through an agency (as she is likely to), it would cost double this.
More short sightedness from the caring compassionate Conservatives.
David Cameron hang your head in shame!