Meanwhile – Back In Committee Room Five
Things were really buzzing in Committee Room Five of Newport Pagnellshire’s Civic Centre. Not since the great spring “Reform Reform Reform” conference (https://markneary1dotcom1.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/reform-reform-reform/) had expectations been so high.
All 33 members of the Social Care Acronyms Sub Committee were assembled for the launch of the Director’s latest whizz bang innovation.
If truth be told, the Circle of Support initiative had been less than successful. It hadn’t brought in the expected efficiency savings and to be quite frank, the service users had been too stupid to understand its benefits.
Undeterred, the Director had gone back to the drawing board and had a moment of rebranding inspiration.
And so today, will see the launch of the Fairer Utilisation of Care Befriending Scheme.
It couldn’t be more simple. The champions work with the service users to identify their friends and then those friends get charged for being a friend. It’s an independence win win. The service user feels more independent using their friends for support rather than those costly care workers and the friends can independently pay for the privilege.
What was troubling the acronym sub committee though was that the title didn’t scan. You can’t have a FUCBS – your tongue could get mangled.
The Director had given the group a free hand to improvise and so it was that all sorts of ideas came pouring forth.
“Acquaintances – then it can be a FUCAS”
“How about Intimates – I like the idea of FUCIS?”
Five hours later, the sub committee settled on “Kinship”
But that was not the end of the matter. Much discussion was had over the Users Participation System – a weighty document covering all manner of processes the service user and their friend would have to follow. The sub committee aren’t on £66k a year for nothing and by nightfall, the launch poster for the Director’s new baby was ready:
Newport Pagnellshire Social Care presents: FUCKUPS – Independence For All
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