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.
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.
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 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.
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