Wednesday, July 27 2011
A resident of a DHS group home where most of the direct care staff were “casual staff”, had just sneakers – these were worn summer and winter.
With the very wet weather this year, the young man’s feet got wet, and remained wet all day at his day service. As a direct result, he got very badly infected feet.
No staff saw it as their responsibility to purchase the young man a good pair of shoes. And many day centres have been intimidated by the DHS not to report questionable occurrences, such as poor clothing, poor grooming and poor lunches.
Indeed, one day service got so sick of DHS clients arriving in unsuitable footwear, that they sought donations of shoes from a shoe store.
Yet another resident of a DHS group home, arrived at his day centre in just socks!
NOTE: “Parents must live forever!”