On 17 Oct 2014 at 9:27pm Pip wrote:
The person always sitting on bridge by bills w a long blond pony tale and a stick, is that a man or a woman? Reads a book and talks to the pigeons. Seems very friendly.
On 17 Oct 2014 at 10:04pm Pigeon wrote:
They are nuts
On 17 Oct 2014 at 10:25pm local wrote:
and the mental health insensitivity award goes to....drum roll....'Pigeon' . Congratulations!
On 17 Oct 2014 at 10:43pm Pigeon wrote:
Hey thanks - my great great grandaddy got an award in WW1 . He was a carrier pigeon.
On 17 Oct 2014 at 10:47pm Mavis wrote:
One wonders why there are so many about these days, I suppose they've shut all the asylums !
On 17 Oct 2014 at 11:18pm Wood Pigeon wrote:
If you ever jump off the bridge I advise low tide
On 18 Oct 2014 at 8:13am Mark wrote:
The original initiative was called Care in the Community
On 18 Oct 2014 at 8:57am Milksnatcher wrote:
Closed the asylums too
On 18 Oct 2014 at 10:40am Old Bloke wrote:
Care in the Community? Not much initiative in that.
A complete and utter f*** up that achieved nothing except a huge mess and the biggest losers were those in most need
On 18 Oct 2014 at 12:57pm Rene wrote:
Totally agree Old Bloke its a mess. We have lots of people with Mental Illness wandering around the Town I live its as if the world really don't care, and then if something happens they complain. Sad world we live in.
On 18 Oct 2014 at 2:16pm Not the world wrote:
It was Thatcher who didn`t care - when the places closed that was the end - no politician since put forward the idea of the land for social housing - land that belonged to the taxpayers . Hang on !! wasn`t st. Annes a school for special needs ?
On 18 Oct 2014 at 9:05pm Dr wrote:
But is it a man or a woman?
On 18 Oct 2014 at 10:24pm Doolittle wrote:
I`ll ask them - I speak many languages
On 18 Oct 2014 at 10:45pm A wrote:
The person is a lady.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 10:10am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The initiative to close the big, grim Victorian asylums actually started with Enoch Powell when he was Minister for Health, and pre-dates Thatcher by about 10-15 years.
There's nothing wrong in principle with Care in the Community, but it is shockingly under-resourced (as are mental health services generally). People who really need regular visits from community psychiatric nurses don't get them, end up becoming more and more unwell, and end up as acute admissions.
Added to that, the number of acute beds in psychiatric units has been cut. A couple of years ago, all the beds (NHS and private) in East Sussex were full and the nearest available NHS bed was in ... Glasgow. It's not at all uncommon for patients to be admitted to hospitals in Essex and if you get a bed in Hastings that practically counts as local.
It's also not uncommon for people to spend 48 hours or more in police custody as it's a "place of safety" while awaiting a bed in a psych unit.
It's nothing short of a scandal imo but as availability of beds in mental health units isn't a key performance indicator for NHS trusts no-one calls them to account for it.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 10:36am Mark wrote:
Absolutely Ms Twitcher. Care in the Community was a great idea. Sadly the Care was missing. Any Tom, Dick or Harry could set up an (at the time) unregulated Residential Care Home and introduce the slipper shuffling Schizos to the delights of private (or semi-private) treatment. I remember at the time a few of my sharper-minded RMN colleagues getting onto that gravy train and doing quite well.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 12:45pm Kate62 wrote:
Before purchasing a piece of furniture, people choose the most ergonomic and functional furniture. This rule does not work when we talk about coffee tables. When we choose a coffee table we pay attention on the design of the coffee table and its price.
Check it out here »
On 19 Oct 2014 at 4:56pm Old Bloke wrote:
Care in the Community was not a great idea - far from it - it was an appallingly stupid idea.
It is also very wrong in principle of whatever way you care to name
Decent and often outstanding care was replaced by very little or none at all.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 5:54pm Mark wrote:
Kate62: I'm not sure that I understand what distinction you're pointing out between how people choose coffee tables and other furniture?
On 19 Oct 2014 at 7:31pm Slipper shuffler69 wrote:
Mark , do you realise you are responding to a computer generated autotroll probably from China ?
On 20 Oct 2014 at 8:17am Mark wrote:
Really?? How bizarre. I thought it was someone with a very weird SOH. There are some odd people in this town.
On 20 Oct 2014 at 8:33am Jenn Dah / Benn Dah wrote:
Is the computer generated autotroll from China male or female?
On 20 Oct 2014 at 6:42pm Yuk Fu wrote:
Confucius say robot not need gender
On 20 Oct 2014 at 8:29pm woody wrote:
Personally I prefer wood pigeons (female).