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Friday, March 20, 2015

DON'T CARE IN THE COMMUNITY just allegedly blag the exes!





Robert Putnam has written this and is his personal view. He takes full responsibility for its contents and all the serious allegations therein and we stress these are allegations until full court level evidential proof is supplied,  but it is important so the PBROTRIB is running it in full, knowing the local newspaper may bottle it!


Clearly a full answer from Cllr Marco Cereste is URGENTLY required, not his usual "I'm far too important brush it aside" style of management, and additionally the PCC finance director and the Chief Executive should all be involved.


And why is Bryan Tyler still in post working for a disability charity when he is declared as a Conservative Party candidate in the May Local Government Election?  Electoral Commission and The Charity Commissioners sleeping on the job!






We have no knowledge of  the activities of Hales Group Health and Social Care and cannot possibly know if their technology is flawed or if their employees are abusing the system. Perhaps the Care Quality Commission might like to fully investigate?


Readers will be aware that Cllr Marco Cereste has been closely involved with the City health portfolio and his close chum Cllr Turnip is on the Audit committee, a Committee expected to be custodians of the councils debt mountain...


You really could not make this up. If Mr Putnam indeed has the evidence then he should be urged to make a formal complaint. For our part we will see this does reach the people who may wish to investigate aspects of the allegations made.








Hi Julian,
 
I’ve just sent this email
 
Following a recent exchange about fraudulent billing by contractors used by Peterborough City Council where Councillor Marco Cereste as the leader of Peterborough City Council made the following promise to me, ‘There is no way that we would continue to award contracts to a company that is defrauding us’.
 
I want to provide you, as a responsible group leader/MP, with the following information that I have sent to Councillor Cereste as I believe he and you will want to take action to stop this practice and that in so doing it will improve the service provided to residents of Peterborough and ultimately reduce the cost to the council.
 The letter in full:

Dear Councillor Cereste,
 
Following our recent discussion about fraudulent billing by contractors used by Peterborough City Council, I want to provide you with the following information as I believe you agree and want to take action to stop this practice and that in so doing it will improve the service provided to residents of Peterborough and ultimately reduce the cost to the council.
 
In 2012 I saw social care staff falsifying their timesheets and this was reported back to Peterborough Adult Social Care via a social worker at that time, but no action was taken.
 
On 15th January 2013 at a public meeting I made Jana Burton, Mark Gedney and Mo Barak aware of the falsifying of the timesheets. They assured me that the proposed new computerised billing system which requires domiciliary carers to register the start and finish of their care visits by landline telephone would resolve this problem and would allow Peterborough Adult Social Care to fully interrogate and analyse individual carers time records, schedules and billing. No further action was taken.
 
In 2014 I once again saw domiciliary care staff repeatedly falsifying the time spent by them at care visits. I questioned some of the staff about this and they explained the new computer system allows them to register the start of their care visits and by not registering the end of their visit, they are able to leave before the contracted end of the visit, travel to their next appointment and when they register the start of the next visit, the computerised system automatically registers the end of their previous visit at the same time. The new automated system has made it easier to falsify the time records.
 
By making the most of the flaws in this system the social care contractor is able to plan the daily activities of its’ care staff without allocating travel time between many of the different domiciliary care visits.
 
This means that council adult social care contracts that require care staff to make one hour domiciliary calls are frequently completed in 30 to 45 minutes by cutting the level of care given from that contracted. A 45 minute call can be completed in as little as 12 minutes and so on.


There have been instances of showers lasting just 3 minutes including hair washing and personal care visits where clothes are not changed for several days. The upshot of this is that the care contracted is not being fulfilled. This amounts to intentional fraudulent billing on a significant scale.
 
This was once again reported in detail to a social worker in April 2014 and a Labour councillor soon after. On 4th December 2014 full details were given to Bryan Tyler at a disability forum meeting and notes were taken.
 
In February 2015, a further conversation took place with the same Labour councillor discussing the issue and asking if he had done anything about it. To paraphrase, he stated along the lines that the care staff were low paid and they should be allowed to take every opportunity to boost their income. He refuses to do anything about this issue.
 
In 2012 the timesheets and invoicing were manually generated and paper based making it difficult to prove the timesheets were intentionally falsified and the daily schedules of the carers arranged with this intention.




With the implementation of the computerised system in 2013, there is now a clear and easily interrogated time stamped audit trail available to Peterborough City Council and Peterborough Adult Social Care that will show the true level and extent of this time record falsification, staff scheduling and fraudulent billing.
 
I hope that you will now take action to audit the computer trail and billing records of Hales Group Health and Social Care and having proved the information I have given above, you will stop Peterborough City Council awarding contracts to them and over a suitable period take action to end their existing contracts.




I believe it is also important to review the way Peterborough Adult Social Care award care contracts and are scrutinised in the future as the recently implemented structure, which is based on a small list of preferred suppliers is not working to provide the best standard of care to those who need it and has directly led to a large number of truly dedicated carers who would never leave a visit early, working for smaller care agencies to lose their client base and leave the profession.
 
I would also recommend auditing the billing records of all the other suppliers on the preferred supplier list for Peterborough Adult Social Care and any other contractors who use this or similar billing systems. Even though I have no knowledge that any of the other contractors are acting in any fraudulent manor, it would be best to ensure this is so and inform other local authorities who may use similar systems for their contractor billing.
 
Kind Regards
 
Robin Putnam
Peterborough PE2 9QE
(full name, address and telephone number supplied but
redacted by us)


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