07/01/2013 Inside Out South


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 07/01/2013. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!



Heller Overstone welcome to a brand-new series of Inside Out.


Here is what is coming on tonight. We follow a Hampshire carer


persistent as she delivers minute- by-minute care paid for by local


authorities. They do have to make cuts but 15 minutes to a carer, she


won't get in the door before she is out again. The reality is, the time


to chat is not time we have got to pay for. Battered and bruised, his


new legislation needed to control mobility scooters? People are


getting hurt, people are getting killed using these mobility scooter


is because they don't know how to use them safely.


We go behind the scenes of an ambitious project to trace the


history of an entire Sussex town. Today, I am finding it quite


emotional. Just talking about the people. I did not realise that was


going to happen. This is Inside Out First tonight, how we look after


each other as we get older is always going to be a hot topic. It


has put Homecare visits under the spotlight. Cash-strapped councils


but carers for the minimum time possible. One care invited us out


to show us how tough it is getting to do the job she loves.


For home carer, Elaine, it is the start of a very busy day. The do


sleep well? I'm going to login. has been a carer for 23 years and


seen a lot of changes. One of which is the introduction of clocking in


when she arrives and clocking out when she leaves. Hampshire County


Council is tracking her every minute. Do you want to soak your


hand? He it is a juggling act, helping with personal care while


maintaining Joan's dignity. Joan washes her own face and then we do


eight general tidy up of the bed and if you need to put clean pads


on the bed just for her protection. After a length of this is assessed


by the council, Joan is one of the lucky ones. It is 45 minutes. We


normally get shown up and wash, she has gell on her back and knees and


a clean nightie. Even 45 minutes feels a rush that one in six visits


in Hampshire is now 15 minutes. likes her marmalade. Joan guess two


45 minute visits a day. Elaine is very good. But sometimes she is


here much longer than she should be. But she never rushes me. She is


always very caring. In reality, Elaine is in a hurry. See you later.


Her next call is a ten-minute drive away. If sometimes it can be


difficult to fit within the time restrictions because of the


travelling. The tracking systems allows us to go the quickest route.


It isn't always the quickest route, the least miles. Elaine is not paid


travelling time and her mileage rate has been 25p for the last


seven years. How why you? Clean clothes, then these, socks. I had a


stroke in 2010. That changed my life. My whole world changed. The


whole way and the world looks a you changes. It is a frightening time


because you are never sure of anything. Some of us have paid into


the NHS all our lives. I have worked all my life. Care should be


for those who have done that. They do have to make cuts but 15 minutes


to a carer, she won't get in the dock before she is out again. That


person won't have time to speak to them. That is the most important


thing. What they're doing with their hands is by the by. As far as


I am aware, Hampshire County Council and going to be paying the


care that is received. If you have a 30 minute call to someone and say


the new welfare for 28 minutes, you will be paid for 28 minutes. If you


are longer than 32 minutes on a 30 minute call, you must then ring the


office to explain why you were there longer. You can then get paid.


They have to ask for the payments from social services. I don't know


any other job that is paid minute to minute. Hampshire County Council


say they are not paying by the minute but do monitor to ensure


people get the care that has been commissioned. They also say shorter


visits are becoming rarer and they are committed to delivering safe


and effective care. 15 minute visit to account for one in six calls and


can be part of larger care packages. It is like some days you can do


your ran and a run so smoothly and easily but all you need is just


somebody to have had a fall, somebody to be upset. It does not


feel like half-an-hour. They have gotta think of the time one of the


time. Their minds is on the time. It is putting extra pressure on


people. Colin Angel from the Homecare Providers Association says


councils across the South region as a whole are buying shorter and


shorter visits. Across the south of England we estimate that almost


two-thirds of visits are 30 minutes or fewer. That is not a lot of time


to deliver quite intimate personal care to people. Certainly, it is


increasingly difficult to do that with dignity and safety. We


recently surveyed home care providers across the UK and the


fundamental thing they were telling us was how concerned they were


about the use of short visits, making it really difficult to


deliver care safely and certainly with the dignity that is required.


This is Mrs Gingell. This is Mr Gingell. Elaine has arrived to find


this visit is going to take longer than scheduled. There has been a


complaint this morning. The commode was not empowered -- empty. He does


not have the correct hat on. He has an might pad on. It means it takes


a wee bit longer. Having to undress and dress again. We get there.


Hello, sir. I am just going to take your shoes off. I have got


arthritis so made -- so one day I might need careful study think


about how you might want to be treated yourself. I don't take it


home. You have to be able to detach yourself. It does not stop you


worrying or thinking about people so maybe I do take it home a little


bet. I don't think you can be a carer if you don't do that. Even


with extra jobs, after 30 minutes time is up. You are now locked out.


That is it. The this is not for laundry, this is to walk on. At the


next house it is one of the controversial Short cuts. -- short


calls. It is to make sure that medication is taken, we leave a


piece of cake for a biscuit, a cup of tea, glass of water and


medication is taken. We check clothes, windows and if she was the


curtains closed. Television, any lights. She puts herself to bed.


Sometimes if she uses the toilet I have to shout goodbye to her and


tell everything is waiting for her downstairs when she comes down.


That is the best you can do in 15 minutes. Today's the 15 minutes


left little time to be sociable. Let's be clear, not everybody is


commissioning everything in 15 minutes units but it is happening.


Where we have got needs to be met an elegant its budget, we have got


to do it. We have got to make the money stretch. The reality of the


world is the time for chat is not time we have got to pay for. If you


want is to give people a bit more social interaction, home carer


agencies are not the weight to do that. But Elaine believes talking


is a crucial part of her job. about nice forests and mountains


streams and babbling brooks. I am not trying to be humble on anything


like that but I love my work. I would not do it if they did not


enjoy it. I enjoy caring. I enjoy If you have got a story for us then


droppers and e-mail. -- dropped us and e-mail. Next, you can pick one


up for a couple of hundred pounds and you don't need a licence to


ride one. A godsend if you are struggling to get around birds and


menace to society says others. Is it time for a new registration for


mobility scoters. It is boy racers who get the bad press and face sky


high insurance costs. But drivers in a smaller machine and grinding


people's years across the south. Many have no insurance, no tax and


no experience. Pullover and make way for the mobility scooter.


see these every day. They go about four miles an hour, they go up and


down the pavements. Myself and some friends thought it would be a good


idea if we could put an engine in one. I am convinced this is


Britain's fastest mobility scooter. Most scooters don't reach the


City's concern are capable of reaching eight miles an hour and


there is limited legislation controlling them. Mobility scooters


can do a lot of damage. People are getting hurt, people are getting


killed using these scooters because they don't know how to use them


safely. Her a quick trip to the shops ended in hospital for Graham


Marsland. Battered, bruised and broken he is the latest victim of


the scooter accident. I went over foreign loaf of bread and as I


stepped out of the shop on to the pavement I got hit. It was a


mobility scooter. It was quite a shock. It knocked me about eight


feet. He broke my hip. I have had an operation on my shoulder. The


accident left Graham semi-conscious on the pavement. The scooter driver


was also shaken by the Commission. She was sat in shock. I felt a bit


sorry for her. It was a bit of a loser lose situation for both of us.


The police got involved. She would have been traumatised to a degree


as well. While Graham was taken to hospital the scooter ended up here


among the mangled vaccinate police garage. It is being checked to see


if the speed setting was on for miles an hour. That is the legal


Bit is happening more often, people are getting involved in collisions


with these things. This one ways in excess of 140 kilos. With the


driver on top of that, it is a considerable weight to be on the


pavement. Jenny Doe felt the full force of a mobility scooter on a


day out at a local show. It just kept coming, and when I turned


around, there was this elderly lady in his buggy, in this invalid, you


know, mobility scooter, and a I went, you have hit my leg! And she


just looked at me as though, so? Just four hours later, this is what


her leg looked like. It was swollen because it was trapped underneath


the actual thing. It was swollen all round here. It just seems to me


that they are getting big here, -- bigger and heavier. Elderly people


- she was an elderly lady - have they got the strength to control


them?. Back in September, in Fareham, the victim was the driver


himself, but the 82-year-old man who crashed through a window off a


walkway leading to the local medical centre. He died at the


scene, after falling 12ft to the pavement below. Despite the


accidents, demand is high, with mobility scooter shops looking more


like car showrooms. They give people a lifeline, don't they?


do, without this, they could not leave the house. This one is the


maximum speed, 8mph. I do not need a licence, training or insurance.


That's right. It is not right, there should be a legal requirement,


but there is no actual or regulation, no legal the deletion.


Do you think there should be some changes to the law? Yes, I believe


there should be some kind of regulation from our level, we


should be regulated. It took Joyce Steeples six months to recover from


an accident after she was hit by a mobility scooter. She ended up in


hospital after getting knocked down on a pavement. I could not get up,


I was just dazed. I think the police car which was passing, they


phoned for the imbalance. Even when you were on the ground, the scooter


was still bumping into you? You do not expect to be knocked down on


the pavement, it is not right.. a scooter is involved in an


accident, the police have limited powers to prosecute, because they


are not classed as vehicles, but as medical devices.? The legislation


does not cover them, unlike motorcycles or cars. We have


limited if any powers to deal with it.. The few rules there are have


not changed since the days of these vehicles, which have been obsolete


since the 1970s. Scott Moy said he would be lost without his scooter.


He cannot walk very far. I would be stuck in here 24/7.. Every year


around Christmas, former soldier Scott decks out his scooter with


tinsel and all the trimmings. it every year for the kiddies, they


come to accept it now. If I go down and I have not go to town, they


would be shocked. Scott has had no accidents in eight years as a


scooter driver. He does not feel welcome on the pavements or on the


roads, but he says he has got no choice. We are not allowed to use


the bus lane or the cycle path. If we are right in the middle of the


road, going more than 8mph, we are in the middle, with all of the cars.


Then you get people shouting at you, get off the road. What do you do?


Safety campaign a John Seamons and says it is up to people to ride


their scooters responsibly, and not like this, with one being used as a


carpet carrier in Somerset. There is no restriction on who can buy


them, who can sell them, who can use them. You would not put a


person who cannot drive a car into a car and say, off you go. You


would not do the same thing with a motorbike. Johns says it is obvious


what needs to be done. Legislation stating these vehicles must be


checked every 12 months, like a car, to make sure they are safe,


training, and it does not take a lot of training... It just means


building the confidence of the person up. Today, John's wife,


Betty, is getting her first lesson in scooter riding from trainer


Simon Parrott. Do you drive cars? No, I do not. Oh, good. Until now,


she has been too nervous to use one. Turned it. Do not touch that one or


that one. I was a little bit scared. When you first get on one, they


tend to run away with you. They tend to go too fast, and I did not


Within an hour, she is braving the I certainly feel more confident.


And Betty is convinced insurance is a must. If you do not someone over,


that person has not got a leg to stand on. Meanwhile, Graham


Marsland has learnt that the police are taking no action against the


woman who knocked him down. have to deal with it. The irony is,


it is me who now needs the mobility scooter! But it is serious, really.


The Department of Transport says it is now looking at bringing in a


test for new users. Campaigners believe that is the only way to


Join the debate on Twitter about mobility scooters. Finally tonight,


tracing your family ancestry could not be easier these days, mainly


thanks to the Internet. But how about tracing the ancestry of an


entire tome? Things get a bit trickier. But that is exactly what


this gang of enthusiastic volunteers is hoping to do here on


the Sussex coast. They are trying to find out as much as they can


about the ancestors of Eastbourne. I am really pleased with this


little but if, I think it is a lamb shoulder blade, but I found it!


is interesting, you do not know what you're looking at. Once you


start to find something nice, you do not want to stop. You just want


to get it done. This is the first year of a unique two-year project,


called Eastbourne Ancestors, a combination of archaeological digs,


scientific research and investigation which it is hoped


will make connections between people who live here today and the


people who lived here long ago. Archaeologist Jo Seaman is the man


behind it. It is about building up a picture of the people and the


place, whether that's Saxons that were living here, or Romans, Roman


British, even prehistoric people. Bronze Age and beyond, it could be.


Jo Seaman thinks more people would be interested in the history on


their doorstep if only they knew what was there. Ann and Simon Eyre


had no idea what was under their back doorstep until they decided to


build a bigger garage. This gave Jo Seaman's team the opportunity to


explore the garden, which happens to be close to an ancient burial


ground. We have lived here 25 years, and we have absolutely no idea that


we were sitting on top of this. thought that there has people --


there has been people living here for years and years and years,


unbeknown to us, and sisters sitting under the back lawn for a


long time! Most towns in this part of the world are dotted with


evidence of previous human activity. Wartime bombing raids destroyed the


main museum in Eastbourne, so much of its history has had to be boxed


up. This town literally has skeletons in its claws it. We have


got about 300 of them down in the basement of the town hall, which we


have accumulated over the past 40 years, mainly from excavations in


Eastbourne. But they have not really been analysed properly, so


nobody has looked at them in depth to find out more about the people,


maybe the diseases they had, how they lived their lives. Show me


what you have got in here. We have got a male individual, and you can


see from his jaw, he has got really bad tooth decay. Osteo-


archaeologist Hayley Forsyth has been examining the skeletons of


about 200 Eastbourne Saxons. She says it is amazing what you can


tell from just a few bones and teeth. The enamel has been worn


away from things like grit in the diet, probably, and exposed the


area where than nervous are, so it would have been really painful.


is probably safe to say that this is the first time these Saxons had


overseen a toothbrush. There is a substantial team of volunteers from


near and far, working to learn more about the history of Eastbourne.


Tori Zeeger has come all away from Michigan, USA, to examine the


incredible collection of clavicles. It is the collarbone, which is


right up under your neck. It has three muscles attached to it, and


every time you move those muscles, the tendons will pull on the


clavicle, causing morphological changes. So, you can see where the


muscles attached. These clavicles show how active our ancestors were.


These were not puny, short Saxons, some of them were more than 6ft


tall and very strong. This clavicle is unusual. It has been suggested


that this man might have used a narrow extensively. You can tell he


is right handed. This is his right clavicle. His left, much less


developed. It is really awesome. Just down the hill from the Anglo-


Saxon burial ground is a strip of land which Jo believes was once the


location of a large house, dating back to the 14th century. What is


more, he thinks he has got the photographs to prove it. We are


hesitant to say it is a Manor House at this stage, but it has that kind


of feel. At least, a very wealthy landowner, I would think. And you


can see the flint work, it is quite detailed, isn't it? Yes, again, it


is indicative of a high-status building. The building was


demolished back in the 1960s to make way for a new housing estate,


but the Eastbourne Ancestors team has discovered that the medieval


foundations are still here, and it looks like Jo's plan to do high-vis


history is working. Eastbourne resident Ken Larkin saw the work


going on and brought along some photographs of his own. This is my


home, my area. The fields, the marsh, everything around here, my


playground. It was from that road to the railway line. And from here,


to the park. I had all of that to run about in. The strange thing is,


today, I find it quite emotional. Sort of just talking about the


people - I did not realise that was going to happen. And seeing it all


dug up as an archaeological site? The volunteers have found pottery,


bricks, belt buckles and all kinds of items, from the Bronze Age,


3,000 years ago, up to modern times. They have also found the wall of a


cellar, and by dating the material embedded above and below it, Jo has


worked out when the castle was built. I would doubt whether it


would be earlier than 1250. That fits in with medieval times, when


The Eastbourne Ancestors jigsaw puzzle is slowly coming together,


piece by piece, but this is just the beginning. Over the next 12


months, there will be more digs, and much more detailed analysis of


the skeletons in the town hall, including carbon dating, and even


reconstructing the faces of some of the Saxons, so that we can see what


they looked like. So, Jo is on the lookout for even more people to


roll up their sleeves and get involved, because he believes it is


important for all of us to get to know something of the people who


once lived where we live. People say, what is the point in digging


up the past? Well, it is a cliche, but the past can tell you so much


about the future, how to do things in the future. Even if all it does


is to give you respect for the area you are living in, or like to visit,


And we will have plenty more stories for you, same time next


week. Until then, bye-bye. Next time on Inside Out... At first we


moved away from family and friends to bring the children up down here,


to live the dream, but now, it has become more of a nightmare. We will


be meeting the West Sussex community which is fighting to save


Download Subtitles