Last month saw the launch of Wirral Evolutions,which apparently is a “Local Authority Trading Company (LAC) bringing together nine key day centre and daytime services from across the area to continue to offer high-quality care for people with long-term and learning disabilities.”
However after the ballyhoo and hoo-ha at the Hulme Hall event it didn’t take long before Leaky Towers started receiving a steady flow of concerns raised by staff and carers and not just about the ludicrous name of the company!.
Carers and relatives have frequently mentioned the dodgy consultation process which proved to be a lucrative money-spinner for consultancy firm V4
And now it seems as though Wirral Evolutions is now also proving to be a money-spinner when it comes to the head honchoes salaries at the new enterprise and which have been described to us as “excessive” , especially when considering the size of the new company and that the budget for providing such services has been reduced from £6.3 million to £4.8 million!.
So not only have these public servants given themselves hefty pay rises but they’ve also bestowed fancy titles such as Managing Director,Finance Director,Marketing Director etc;. So it seems to us it’s the usual story of self-interested chiefs rewarding themselves for scalping public services.
Meanwhile social services staff are telling us the way this was all set up took them back to the bad old days of bullying and nepotism but nevertheless are still quite happy to see “The Coven” (as they’re less than affectionately known) who are behind this exciting/exiting venture to fly off on their broomsticks.
Even browbeaten social services “director” Graham Hodgepodge seems to want rid as he declared in a masterclass of understatement :“We have been faced with a lot of challenges and this is a great way of working together to move forward.”
Well he would say that wouldn’t he ?, especially when considering Moreton day centre staff took a mass grievance out against his father Bill !.
Further concerns have been raised about one of the “principal” figures behind this initiative having a string of dissolved companies behind them and that another seems to have an aversion to “people with long-term and learning disabilities” as apparently they “slobber”.Clearly the money and power have helped the poor love get over her aversion.
Finally let’s leave the last words to Chris Beyga, Acting Managing Director of Wirral Evolutions , who at the launch declared : “It is great to see so many people here as we move from a public service to a commercial entity.”
What could possibly go wrong?………….