Western Trust U turn

Michael McGimpsey has forced the Western Trust into a u turn on paying adults with learning disabilities £2 per week for their work in day centres. The trust had proposed scrapping the payements scheme which would have saved £75,000 per year.

From the Impartial Reporter (login required but free):

Speaking at a Western Health and Social Care Trust Board meeting on Tuesday, Chief Executive of the Western Trust; Elaine Way claimed: “As a CSR proposal we decided to cut the reward scheme for adults with learning disabilities. Trevor (Miller, Director of Mental Health and Disability Services) and his team went to five meetings across the Trust area and while some parents wished to see this implemented, the majority have reacted negatively and there has been significant media coverage.”

Ms. Way added: “I met the Minister yesterday (Monday) and discussed this issue in particular. He confirmed that the proposal is not supported and has asked the Trust to find a different procedure and Trevor has begun to work on it.”

Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Categories Uncategorised

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.