Funerals, to go or not to go. Whose decision is it?

Who here has had to face the argument at work, of justifying why you need a day or more off for a funeral or bereavement leave? I hear stories from people constantly (and have experienced myself the brutality of work places), telling people that the person they need to take time off for to grieve, […]

Being elderly ………….

Imagine the day everyone you grew up with is dead or dying. The world you live in, you no longer understand. Everything is so complex now, you can no longer do banking and shopping like you used to. Not only is your physical health a barrier, but the systems and procedures for theses every day […]

Finding Home

Its embarrassing to even have the word care in our kinship care system. Day after day horror stories arise of kids being sent to live with family they may never have met. A social worker would pick them up maybe from the family home or police station, then dump them with the mystery family member. […]

Workplace Bullying…..Perpetrators are lower level managers :0

Yep….. that heading is going to ruffle a few feathers. Lets break this down. Most business entities have some tokenistic bullshit program in place, to show how much they care about their staff. R U Ok? day posters plastered around, maybe even some Worksafe posters, a nice wellbeing morning tea perhaps. If this is your […]

Elder Abuse Campaign was a big F U to carers and the elderly ……. thanks for caring Australian Government

Recently Australians were bombarded with Elder abuse week campaigns. Don’t get me wrong, hurting and neglecting the elderly is bad….very bad. But the thing that got on my goat, was the radio and Tv campaigns of our government. Big brashy headings and lines such as “the government wants top stamp out elder abuse”, “call this […]

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