Coming from a family of properly trained health professionally, I was shocked at what I witnessed last year at the home of my parents in the Livermead area of Torquay. This is not surprising as the Tory-LibDems Government ‘privatised’ the NHS in 2012 and paved the way for unqualified people such as ‘Karena Roper (Operations Director)’ to start private companies and hire equally unqualified and non-DBS-CRB checked staff – with the intention of ‘charging’ vulnerable members of the general public for basic domestic and rudimentary medical services already paid through collective taxation. indeed, on the day I frequented the area of Paignton (49 Torquay Road), and took these photographs of the Bay Care Offices – a rustic-looking lady stood ‘aggressively’ staring at me with her arms crossed for a time whilst smoking a cigarette, before disappearing through the permanently open door. We are not sure of the contents of the bags left outside the frontage of the Office – we assume it is uncollected rubbish… Which is ironic…
The problem is that unqualified private businesses such as Bay Care often work under the logo of the NHS – but are not subject to any of the rules and regulations that apply to legitimate NHS staff and services. All NHS staff are appropriately trained at university level, and are subject to strict behavioural guidelines (individual NHS employees can be charged with misconduct, struck=off and imprisoned) – but private businesses (such as the Bay Care Group are not governed by any such safeguards. The average Bay Care employee IS NOT educationally or medically qualified, and as they are paid so little, Karena Roper does not bother with the expense of checking if they have a Police, Court or Criminal Record (i.e. these ‘staff’ ARE NOT DBS-CRB checked). The point being that if Bay Care wanted to attract appropriately qualified and DBS-CRB checked staff – Karena Roper would not be willing to pay the appropriate salary.
After talking to a number of disgruntled Bay Care staff, I was told that they work a 36 hour week plus compulsory overtime with no notice (one young man was lying in bed on Xmas day when his telephone rang and he was ‘ordered’ to a client on his day off!). A male employee informed me that Karena Roper pays so little that as part of a ‘incentive package’, he was offered a proof of low-income letter (from Bay Care) which entitled him to food parcels which he collected after work at The Monastery Foodbank! He also told me that after tax he is usually left with around £90 a week to live on! This example is fairly typical of the shabby and very low standards of Bay Care.
So how does it all work? Well, this Tory Government is making the elderly and vulnerable ‘pay again’ for the care they have already contributed to over a lifetime of work and paying National Insurance and Income Tax. The Tory Government already has this money but it is empowering unqualified and unscrupulous people like Karena Roper to set-up tin-pot businesses designed to fleece the elderly and disabled of their meagre pensions, benefits and savings, all under the lie of ‘paying’ for care! Torbay Social Services facilitate the ‘entry’ into private homes of the elderly and vulnerable – aided and abetted by the ‘FAB’ Team of Torbay Council (which is tasked with drawing up ‘fake’ bills). We have documented the abuse that was inflicted on our family by Karena Roper and her staff in previous entries on this blog, but since my father (known locally as ‘Moses Waveman’) went public with details of the psychological, physical and emotional abuse suffered by Charlotte (his daughter) at the hands of a number of Bay Care staff – Bay Care has suffered a downturn in business and are having trouble recruiting employees. This is a good thing which must be pursued to the end. Furthermore, without any legal power whatsoever, Bay Care staff are instructed by Karena Roper to ‘write’ everything down that they see (in your private home) in notebooks which they keep on the Bay Care premises (even when clients nolonger need their services). I would recommend issuing a ‘Freedom of Information Request’ to Karena Roper at Bay Care who must, by law, provide you with all the details she has (illegally) amassed about you. The best option is never to employ Bay Care in Torbay – or any group like it anywhere in the UK! Finally, do not be intimidated by Karena Roper or the thugs she directs to attack anyone online who dares to expose the corrupt operation she is running. She threatens Bay Care staff with sanctions or sacking if they do not issue crass written attacks on social media (under their own names) against individuals who have lodged official complaints. Simply make a record with time and date and file it away. Screenshots are the best methods. If we work together we can beat this corruption which exist amongst us!
Typical Bay Care Staff Members Caught Abusing My Family Last Year!