We have several ideas- as we are sure others do- if anybody wishes to establish them? Please inform us if you have additional ideas for others to adopt or know of some already in progress. . We are not now in a position to do them ourselves and wish only to improve care.
Relatives within care homes / others should be able to pay for a vistior of the resident who may take him or her out , simple shopping, etc. This could be done by the relative paying minimum wage for an hour to a person. It could be done privately or via an agency. Of course additional expenses include petrol for example. If the resident is in somebody’s car- personal insurance is needed plus CRB’s . We know this but it is not out of reach.
Individual and independent advocates : takes the above a step further, Pay a monthly fee to be guaranteed a weekly visit and feedback.
Relatives group- when you visit your relative- why not assess the care? Use the form from Lenin Nightingale . Somebody could coordinate the responses from this.
Pay a monthly fee to ? solicitor to be guaranteed legal cover if you need it.
Why not establish a totally indpendent union? ie independent of the government.
Why not establish a totally independent nurse University?
Too many people are without shopping- start a shopping delivery service/buy a specialised van if you can.
Community cafes- we know of some. We need more. Could combine this with help with form filling and benefit advice.
See Detroitsoup- this may link to this .
Communal allotment- for anybody to grow and anybody to enjoy the produce.
Communal car boot- for all to sell
Establish a registered charity to open youth clubs- youths also to assist the community.
Swap shop- we know some of these exist. Who wants tuition in exchange for eg a meal out/ a book? What can YOU offer?
Reading service – see RC below
Establish a charity library full of old books . Offer to obtain books some districts will not obtain (funding). Loan books for a small fee.
Craft exchange- see RC below. We came across this once.
Start a “men-in sheds”—- we know there are some
(Apart from capping rents/ stopping sale of council houses —)
Many of the young face a prospect of nowhere to live apart from with their parents. The consequence of this amongst others, may be becoming carers of their parents or becoming homeless.
Establish a housing charity to buy cheaper properties that need renovation (could set up a link with the LA for this).
After improving them; could use an army of volunteers , let the houses out to the young at cheap rents.
Have a group of people who aim to live on £5 a week with no debt. Any spare money to be used to help the others with.
By doing this- we flow with the system and do not try to attack .