This post, another long one, will likely not surprise anyone who has been reading this site’s blog for the past years. My bother has again been denied of coming home to celebrate his Birthday, The Priory Group and their home manager disregarding a Court of Protection contact schedule. It has taken Herefordshire Council a total of nine years to destroy my family.
The feeble excuses used on this occasion?
Bad weather, and an allegation that I am unable to support the family member I grew up with since the age of 10 months old, and who I helped support at the family home for over three decades.
Below is the email response I received from the manager of the Priory Group home, on the morning of my brother’s Birthday. While readers may find it appears as though the manager is making it is superficial.Gmail - BdayFamily home visit redacted
The second paragraph of the email response refers to a letter which was not attached to the email. Regardless I have been banned from visiting my brother or giving him any device that can record audio or video since 2017, with no apology or written retraction from The Priory Group.
Regarding contact via Skype, as you will see and read below, I attempted to arrange contact. The Priory Group have had Skype details for several years as of writing this blog entry and only allowing a total of 3 minutes contact in the past three years and since Court of Protection involvement.
Additionally, SK says I should speak with AW or RO, both Priory Group employees who have neglected my brother previously. Which I can evidence and which Herefordshire Council social care staff and advocacy knew of yet helped conceal incidents.
I next attempted to arrange Skype contact with my brother, after taking some time to recover from the effects of extremely high blood pressure, initially caused by the extended distress Herefordshire Council & The Priory Group have caused, and on this particular occasion, BP raised due to the manager not allowing my brother home for his Birthday. Below is the email chain, which too would be plausible but for the falsehoods, which I will reveal.Gmail - Skype Contact 20-06-2020_Redacted
In SK’s reply email, he agrees to support Skype contact at the accepted time, contact details of which were agreed two years ago at a meeting with solicitors.
The attached images I will come back too.
In the next paragraph of SK’s reply, he says two calls were made to me, one on 24th March 2020, a day I was by my mother’s hospital bedside, alone and comforting her while she slowly died. Something I would not wish for others to experience., but for those that are there for their loved one at the end, they should be prepared and have the mental strength to deal with what they witness, and the grief that follows.
The next two short sentences in SK’s reply, regarding my questions are both concerning and conflict with previous responses. What I consider most worrying is that it has taken since 11th May 2020, when testing was made available to all care homes, until the second week of June 2020 for the Priory Group manager to request coronavirus testing kits.
Link to official publication: Government launches new portal for care homes to arrange coronavirus testing
Next, SK conveniently uses the deletion of email under a 60 days policy, appearing to forget I keep all Priory Group communications, which incidentally I have none regarding the claimed Skype calls nor in fact any form Priory Group staff regarding the arrangement of Skype contact, as supposed to be the case to comply with Court of Protection order.
This now brings me to the pictures SK attached to the email as claimed evidence of calls being made.
I have examined the pictures forensically and find inconsistency within them. However, I will just state the obvious that can be seen in the images.
Only one of the images provides any evidence of the person they claim to contact, this the redacted image of 24th March 2020, yet it’s not to me or the agreed Skype account.
I am also mindful that it is not my brother’s Skype account, partly because the image says ‘no mutual contacts’. My brother has family contacts listed for his convenience in Skype, and I helped him some time ago, when he had rare visits home, to learn How to use Skype; which took considerable time due to the shortness of visits. Regardless of these inconsistencies almost all of my attempts to arrange Skype calls have been ignored, but for three minutes since 2015, or met with various excuses for not allowing Skype with my brother or for him to visit.
The below video is a screen recording as some proof of just how little contact my brother has been permitted with me and our mother between 22 May 2018 to 20th June 2020, sadly she has now gone and her wish for my brother to return home or move closer to us, is now a battle I have to continue in her memory.