Leading charities, like Leonard Cheshire, have called for an end to 15 minute care slots. In their words: “15 minutes is insufficient time to give people high quality personal care and support. To put it clearly – it’s not care if the support worker does not have time to take their coat off”.
Leonard Cheshire refuse to bid for work from Councils who still use 15 minute care slots. They have been joined by Trade Union UNISON who are campaigning for an end for 15 minute care slots.
Bury Council last year provided 4790 15 minute care slots – nearly 38% of all care.
I/We support the campaign for Bury Council to end its use of 15 minute care slots for elderly and disabled people.