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Stockport Council Meetings, Uncategorised Posted on Tue, November 30, 2021 18:52

Disabled man’s carers let him pay for their food – despite him being ‘very vulnerable to financial exploitation’

Stockport council has been ordered to reimburse him

Carers of a disabled man let him pay for their food despite the fact he lacked the mental capacity to manage his finances.

Stockport council has been ordered to reimburse him for any meals he shelled out for over a 12 month period – and also ensure others have not been treated similarly.

It comes after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) upheld a complaint against the authority from the disabled man’s father.

A report from the ombudsman notes how, in January 2020, ‘Mr D’ complained to the council about staff eating meals at his son’s expense.

The disabled man – referred to as ‘Mr E’ in the report – was living at a 24-hour supported housing unit, and was supported by two carers when out in the community.

The council responded that it would be ‘difficult to investigate’ the complaint without evidence of the dates and times this was alleged to have happened.

It added that staff brought their own food – which they ate with tenants at meal times as ‘good practice’ – so needed proof to back up Mr D’s claim.

However, the council later changed tack and chose to treat the issue as a safeguarding referral, rather than a complaint.

In a letter to Mr D in May 2020, the council confirmed that ‘Mr E regularly bought meals at fast food outlets for himself and, on some occasions, paid for food and drinks for the staff who supported him’.

It said the spending was in line with the care providers’ current policy, so there was ‘no evidence of financial abuse and this was therefore not a safeguarding matter’.

Mr D was invited to raise the matter ‘as a complaint rather than a safeguarding matter’ if he continued to have concerns.

However, in a withering assessment of its handling of the complaint, the LGSCO found ‘fault in the council’s actions’.

The report states: “The council accepts that Mr E lacked capacity to manage his finances. He was very vulnerable to financial exploitation.

“I therefore do not understand why the council thought it was acceptable to have a policy which said that support staff could use Mr E’s money to pay for food without consulting Mr E’s parents or without any decision that this was in Mr E’s best interest.

“At the very least, the council should have informed Mr D and Mrs D of its intention and should have invited them to a best interest meeting so that a decision could be made on how this type of expenditure was dealt with.”

The LGSCO report goes on the highlight an inconsistency in the council’s claim that Mr E’s spending on carers’ meals was in line with the provider’s policy.

This, it points out, is at odds with the initial reponse which suggested that it would not have been acceptable – and evidence was needed to back up claims it had.
And the ombudsman also finds fault with the council’s response to Mr D in May 2020.

The report reads: “I agree that the matter may not have been a safeguarding concern if there was no evidence of financial abuse by the staff.

“However, that did not mean there was no fault in the actions of the care provider and the council’s complaint response should have addressed this.”

The LGSCO found further fault with the communication of Mr E’s care plan – which it transpired should provide him with 38 hours 2:1 care each week to allow him to access the community.

The ombudsman found it was ‘not clear, from the plan, how many hours of support Mr E was entitled to and how the budget was calculated’.

And it also criticised the council’s complaint response dated February 2020 as it ‘said the care plan did not specify the hours of 2:1 support, which was not true’.

A breakdown in communication on behalf of the care provider also led to a delay in administering medication, meaning Mr E suffered blocked ears and dry skin longer than he should have.

The council has agreed to take the following action within one month of the ombudsman’s decision:

• Apologise in writing to Mr D and Mr E for the faults.

• Check Mr E’s records for 2019 and find out the incidents when Mr E’s money was used to pay for staff members’ food and drink and reimburse Mr E with this amount.

• Pay Mr E £150 to reflect the injustice suffered by the poor care provided in relation to the medication.

• Contact any other resident/their representative who has been affected by the policy (payment of staff members’ food and drink) and inform them of the Ombudsman’s decision and ask them whether they wish to make a complaint.

Stockport council has been approached for comment.

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Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 16:05

Dear Sheila Oliver,

I am very sorry that you feel this way.

You have, of course, contacted me via this e-mail address at least once in the past (as well as advertising this address publicly).

I receive a lot of communications at my publicly available parliamentary e-mail address and I unsubscribe from those that I do not wish to hear from again.

I will of course treat this e-mail address as unsubscribed.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Rennard

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 10:38 PM, Sheila Oliver <> wrote:

Rennard,  I object to your sending me this email.  I shall complain to the Information Commissioner about it.

Sheila Oliver

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Mr Lewis, Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service did diddly squat too.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 13:43

Mr Peter Lewis
Chief Executive
Crown Prosecution Service
Rose Court
2 Southward Bridge

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dear Chief Executive, CPS

I enclose a letter sent to Alison Saunders regarding serious abuses against an innocent, sick man carried out by Stockport CPS.  She asked the CPS culprits to investigate themselves, and obviously they didn’t want to.

It isn’t good, is it, given the nature of the issues being raised here.  Could I please have a proper response from you?

Yours sincerely

Sheila Oliver

c.c. Alison Saunders, DPP

c.c. The Editor
File on Four
Radio 4
Broadcasting House

Crown Prosecution Service happy for their staff to carry out abuses unchecked.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 13:36

Dear Crown Prosecution Service

Sun 18/10/2015 08:16

Re your attached letter to me.  I complained and complained and complained at the time.  The CPS allowed the illegal arrests of Mr Parnell to continue.  Before I take your refusal to respond properly back up with MS Saunders, Twitter and Radio 4, would you care to provide a proper response to the matters raised with you?


LibDem Lords McNally, Steel, Ashdown, Falconer and Carlisle did nothing about what was done to Mr Parnell, nor did LibDem leader Tim Farron.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 13:15

An open letter to Lords Rennard, Carlisle, Ashdown, Steele

By recorded delivery (because LibDems don’t receive letters)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dear Lords

I wish to draw to your attention the behaviour of your political cohorts at Stockport.  I assume you will take no action, but there will be a public record that you were informed.

Mr Michael Parnell died aged 58 after what he and his family believe (with good cause) to have been a prolonged and vicious vendetta against him by the Stockport LibDems.  Mr Parnell was asking for a decade for his legal right to help for his lovely, troubled daughters adopted from Stockport Council.  What the LibDems did to him – Goddard, Weldon, Stunell, Hunter, Derbyshire, Roberts, Bodsworth, Candler et al means these  people are most certainly not fit to hold public office.

This is what Mr & Mrs Parnell set out as their case at an independent meeting held on 9th June 2008. At no time in the previous decade and up until his death in 2013 did they receive any help – quite the contrary!

“Mr and Mrs Parnell’s complaints are that:

1. Stockport MBC has broken the law, they have not performed their statutory duty of a Local Authority, to safeguard and promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people within its borough.

2. Stockport MBC has not appointed a permanent social worker for our children and there as been no continuity between duty social workers.

3. Stockport MBC has not performed any assessments in view of seeing what are the children’s needs in respect towards their adoption, Health, Education, Social, and Support needs.

4. Stockport MBC has no Care Plans drawn up for these looked after children in the care of this Local Authority – as a result the procedures throughout their childhood in relation to their health, education and support have failed the girls as a service not received – no chronology / no information, from or passed between all agencies and partners.

5. Stockport MBC has not supported the family when the children were younger and this has had an adverse effect on the children and their parents wellbeing, so care required now, that’s still not in place and is awaiting to be addressed, minimum help then, maximum required now.

6. Stockport MBC has failed to keep all informed of what is required and has not kept things ongoing, no reviews, just closing cases when going gets tough, professionals should be well trained when dealing with children that are looked after and to all the issues they may have.

7. Stockport MBC has failed to perform requested assessments, that this family has a statutory right to request, in failing to assess, services are not being recognised to those that are required for their best quantity of life.

8. Stockport MBC has failed to recognise the views and recommendations of the placing Borough, Wigan MBC, as to the children’s special needs which are over and above the normal, for which Mrs Parnell on behalf of the children, did receive an assisted adoption allowance that was paid in respect of the Children Act 1989 and was not in agreement to be paid under the 1991 regulations or any amendments of that Act or Regulations. Mr Parnell showed the investigators a copy of a letter from Wigan. The letter states “because of the girls emotional wellbeing, health, attachment etc”, however Wigan refuse to disclose what is the reasons of their needs as this is confidential to the children (and it is to them to be protected). This payment has impacted on Mr and Mrs Parnell’s council tax, this allowance is being means tested by Stockport, and as it is provided to help support financial costs that are over and above the normal required for a family without their given problems, is being taken away only by Stockport, it is disregarded by the Department of Health and Social Security, Department for Education and Skills, Department of Work and Pensions and the Inland Revenue, the monies are means tested to the Parnell’s income. Mr Parnell has no income and cant claim any benefits as he caring and sorting out matters concerning this adoption placement. The only income before this allowance is XXXX, only Stockport count the allowance, all other government departments, and that’s after reaffirming that they should be disregarded, they are not counted by them as income.”

It is a long and horrible story.

Lord McNally

Justice Minister

102 Petty France

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dear Lord McNally

Michael Stuart Parnell

Mr Parnell, whom the police admit has never committed any crime, was subjected by the LibDem  Council at Stockport to hundreds of custodies, dozens of arrests,  repeated incarceration in Forest Bank Prison, sentanced to two years 8am to 8pm house arrest and had court cases hanging over him every Christmas, often dropped on the day of the hearing.

I should be grateful if you could look into what went on in this case and report back with your findings.

There is no data protection for the dead.


Sheila Oliver

Mr Parnell was arrested 3 times over one weekend trying to get his details removed from the council website, the official responsible apologised but still Majothi thinks there is nothing wrong.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 09:51

Mojothi knew exactly when Mr Parnell was talking about – he had the full facts. That man is not fit to hold public office.

Dear Mr Vali

Mr Parnell’s complaint about what the SMBC security staff were doing to him was exhausted under the Council’s complaints procedure, despite Majothi having been shown the video evidence.  Majothi lied about me to the Information Commission.

Majothi is not fit to hold public office.

Kind regards


Sent: 10 June 2013 20:07
To: sheila oliver
Subject: Fw: Re: Your new complaint

— On Thu, 16/8/12, Anwar Majothi <> wrote:
From: Anwar Majothi <>
Subject: Re: Your new complaint
To: “” <>
Date: Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 12:20 Dear Mr Parnell,   I have been informed by our Contact Centre that you have raised a new complaint. This appears to concern a question you raised at a full Council meeting, and the question you raised along with your signature was put on the Council website where it remained for 6 months. You believe that this constituted a breach of data protection.   Please can you confirm whether the above is an accurate summary of your complaint? If so, please can you provide additional information about when the full Council meeting took place and what, if any, action was taken by whom as a result of your signature appearing on the Council website.   I look forward to hearing from you within the next 10 days. I will then commence investigation of your complaint.   To confirm, your other complaint about the alleged assault on you by a member of the security staff has now been exhausted under the complaints procedure and you would need to raise this particular complaint with the Local Government Ombudsman.   Yours sincerely,     Anwar Majothi Corporate Complaints Manager Stopford House Stockport Council SK1 3XE   Tel: 0161 474 3182 Fax: 0161 474 4006    
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LibDem international human rights campaigner, Lord Avebury, couldn’t have cared less about fellow LibDem Goddard’s human rights abuses.

Andrew Webb, CYPD, Anwar Majothi, Barry Khan, Eamonn Boylan, Ged Lucas, LibDem Councillors, Stunell MP, Sue Derbyshire, Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, June 06, 2021 08:46

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