Yesterday Lee Thompson, ERYC Head of Adult Services, confirmed that ERYC have failed to employ enough care staff.
“Whilst last week we had care hours available, this week it has proved more difficult to secure hours due to the overall demands for care and support.”
Translation – ERYC have not employed enough care staff to fulfil their statutory duty.
Graham Baverstock – Tip of The Iceberg
This clearly shows why ERYC are shamefully giving Graham the run around as they do not have the care staff to fulfil their legal duty to Graham and countless other East Riding residents.
My sources in County Hall inform me that up to a third of care workers are off work on sick. Many of those are on long-term sick.
I have requested ERYC to inform me under the FOI Act:
- For each of the past 5 years how many care staff have been off work on sick?
- For each of the past 5 years how many care staff have been off work on long-term sick?
ERYC And Greg Knight MP
As I am of the opinion that ERYC do not employ enough care staff to fulfil their statutory duty I have requested they meet with Greg Knight MP to address the situation.