The image above shows a cushion on a blanket. You cannot tell that there is a blanket underneath the pad unless you remove the pillow to reveal the cover. Care plans are used to safeguard and protect the vulnerable members of society efficiently and fairly, which does not disrupt the fabric of society. The blanket that determines the fabric of society is set by society. Every community has its terms and conditions, rules, legislations and regulations that are of the same blanket that determines what is acceptable in that society.
Care plans and the effect of COVID 19?
Care plans for safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of vulnerable members of society used within the children and family justice section of the court system keep individuals safe with less risk of being harmed. Certain groups of society are considered vulnerable members of society. Listed below are some members of society considered vulnerable per the UK legislation:
a). Children under the age of 18;
b). Older people retired, in care homes and being looked after by charities;
c). Children in care;
d). Individuals in vulnerable communities, society and countries; and
e). Disabled and individuals living with conditions.
COVID 19 has caused the care sector to overhaul and revisit their care plans, resulting in amendments, updates and removal of some sections of the care plans to cater to client's needs and to avoid future lawsuits in cases where the care provider does not meet their client's requirements. The law on care has also changed to allow for the efficiency of care provision, the meeting of government's requirements around the COVID 19, flexibility of requirements. We currently have the Corona Virus act 2020, which modifies the section 42, of the Children's and families act 2014. The new government requirements of shielding mean that those who supervise the care of children are no longer able to make physical home visits to check and ensure that vulnerable members of society are safe. Supervision orders made before the virus might not be easy to enforce and follow up. The task of supervision might be hard to do as it has to be performed safely for both parties. The additional safety requirements are likely to have a backlog in the number of cases, care plans not meeting their objectives, standards reduced, and vulnerable individuals who might be at risk feeling more vulnerable and less safe. This might result in employment creation to met the backlogs.
Care assessments, budget requirements and trusts:
The new coronavirus act 2020 and the additional safety requirements mean that there are amendments made to the:
a). Nursing and midwifery requirements;
b). Health professions order;
c). National health services provision, care orders;
d). Pharmaceutical requirements;
e). Social workers requirements;
f). Regulation and inspection of care;
g). Modification of mental health and mental health care; and
h). Care and support and discharge of patients.
These amendments mean that there are more expectations out of the care sector to deliver on their objectives and care plans. The need to meet their goals might be fulfilled by setting up more charities or trusts that meet the expectation gap resulting in the expansion of this market. We also see an increase in the number of volunteers that are helping out vulnerable members, communities and countries that have been affected. These individuals are likely to continue operating after the virus is over to meet the supply and demand factors associated with the new skills they would have acquired.
The increase in the demands will mean an increase in the budget requirements resulting in budget overspends. In cases were the local authority do not have enough money we might see some resorting to outsourcing the services to third parties who might have the money but do not have enough skills and experience to carry out the duties efficiently and flexibly resulting in the drop in the quality of care received.
Some might resort to borrowing to meet their budget demands which might affect the expenditure of the community, society and the country as a whole. In countries who cannot borrow internally, they might resort to borrowing from external sources with a resounding effect on the individual country's economy and debt. The is may also affect the country's fiscal and monetary policies as they might become harder to implement per the initially predicted and budgeted terms. The country's fiscal and monetary policies might be affected. The commercial, economic and social contracts that the country has and those that they have with other countries might also be at risk. We might have debt and the deficit being transferred to the future generation to meet the current supply-demand factors in cases of futuristic funds being available. We might have more charities set up to deal with funding, budgeting, social and economic stabilisation to meet the gaps and skills requirements. The trusts and estates market might expand as a result.
Disruption, quality of care and overall effect on the market:
Temporary closures of institutions that provide the care might result in a stressed nation as individuals find themselves faced with the duty of caring for more than an acceptable number of:
b). Pets and animals;
c). Institutions; and
d). Society, community and country resources.
The expanding and demanding care role might result in more charities or trusts being started to meet the demands associated with these requirements. We might need more trusts that deal with health, safety, wellbeing and risk management. The disruptions might result in the lowering of standards of the care provider or increased absences as carers are affected.
Disrupted measures can have a resounding effect on the:
a). Recovery of the individuals;
b). Sick pay and employer liability;
c). Quality of care;
d). Care provision;
f). Care contracts; and
g). Tolerance levels of families, communities, society and the country as a whole.
We might also see an increase and an expansion of this sector to accommodate and meet the increasing requirements.
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