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    Hello
    I didn't know where to post this so this seems like the best place for advice.
    I work as a support worker for a fairly large company based in the UK, been working there just over a year.
    My job has it's stresses but I always do it to my best ability.
    However this morning I arrived at work to do my shift after my holidays only to be turned away by my manager.
    The reason for this is neglect, they haven't suspended me only moved me to a different house.

    She said there is an on going investigation and it's quite serious.
    Recently one of our tenants hasn't been herself and in/out of hospital.
    She's always tired and in need of sleep.

    So one morning I decided to give her a lie in, as she had nothing to do that day and she wanted to sleep, I had changed her before bed and then before I went to bed to make sure she comfortable.
    She can move herself and will always let us know if she's in any pain or discomfort so she continued sleeping.

    I notified the next person on shift, that she was tired and I had sorted medication and personal care out.
    Colleague didn't seem happy she had to get someone out of bed (they have left people in bed for me too, only so the tenant could have more sleep) this could be one reason why

    Second reason is the same lady fell off a chair because she kept falling asleep. I was on my own on shift looking after three people (not meant to be, we are short staffed) so I couldn't keep my eyes on her

    She fell off the sofa because she fell asleep, she was fine
    Checked her over for bumps and any injuries and documented it in an incident report. She was her usual self, laughing and like I said before she would always let me know if she was in pain or discomfort.
    So I told the next person on shift what the incident report was for

    Came back into a shift to be roared at by my manager
    The tenant had a fractured hand (although they think it was before she fell) and manager was saying you should have rang on call
    (Falls aren't unusual in our house and nobody rings on call unless it's serious)
    Spoke to my manager and explained myself and that was resolved.


    So I went off for a weeks holiday thought nothing of it and just ignored calls from work (think ing they were gonna ask me to do overtime)
    To come into this today.

    People get accused all the time in my job of horrendous stuff, they always turn out innocent.

    I'm being investigated for neglect when I've done nothing wrong and yet someone didn't get morphine for a dying tenant...they didn't get investigated at all. How is that possible??

    I'm a mess right now, evaluating everything
    My debts, my house and I could lose everything through this false allegation
    Even uni would be pointless

    They haven't told me what I've been accused of doing, the investigation process or what's gonna happen.
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    Hello
    I didn't know where to post this so this seems like the best place for advice.
    I work as a support worker for a fairly large company based in the UK, been working there just over a year.
    My job has it's stresses but I always do it to my best ability.
    However this morning I arrived at work to do my shift after my holidays only to be turned away by my manager.
    The reason for this is neglect, they haven't suspended me only moved me to a different house.

    She said there is an on going investigation and it's quite serious.
    Recently one of our tenants hasn't been herself and in/out of hospital.
    She's always tired and in need of sleep.

    So one morning I decided to give her a lie in, as she had nothing to do that day and she wanted to sleep, I had changed her before bed and then before I went to bed to make sure she comfortable.
    She can move herself and will always let us know if she's in any pain or discomfort so she continued sleeping.

    I notified the next person on shift, that she was tired and I had sorted medication and personal care out.
    Colleague didn't seem happy she had to get someone out of bed (they have left people in bed for me too, only so the tenant could have more sleep) this could be one reason why

    Second reason is the same lady fell off a chair because she kept falling asleep. I was on my own on shift looking after three people (not meant to be, we are short staffed) so I couldn't keep my eyes on her

    She fell off the sofa because she fell asleep, she was fine
    Checked her over for bumps and any injuries and documented it in an incident report. She was her usual self, laughing and like I said before she would always let me know if she was in pain or discomfort.
    So I told the next person on shift what the incident report was for

    Came back into a shift to be roared at by my manager
    The tenant had a fractured hand (although they think it was before she fell) and manager was saying you should have rang on call
    (Falls aren't unusual in our house and nobody rings on call unless it's serious)
    Spoke to my manager and explained myself and that was resolved.


    So I went off for a weeks holiday thought nothing of it and just ignored calls from work (think ing they were gonna ask me to do overtime)
    To come into this today.

    People get accused all the time in my job of horrendous stuff, they always turn out innocent.

    I'm being investigated for neglect when I've done nothing wrong and yet someone didn't get morphine for a dying tenant...they didn't get investigated at all. How is that possible??

    I'm a mess right now, evaluating everything
    My debts, my house and I could lose everything through this false allegation
    Even uni would be pointless

    They haven't told me what I've been accused of doing, the investigation process or what's gonna happen.
    Hey I bet this is driving you mad and obviously has you very worried.

    Clearly part of it is just waiting.

    Some tips are:

    1. Write a timeline of events- plus tidy of the info here and make a narrative.
    2. Collect all related documents Including the employee handbook about procedures.
    3. I assume you are not in a union?
    4. Go and book an appointment with CAB plus take 1 and 2 with you.
    An actual interview is better.
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ab...tizens-advice/

    5. Talk to the ACAS helpline.
    The Acas helpline number is 0300 123 1100. It is available Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

    http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2042

    Doing the above might distract you and as though people are listening.
    What you need to check is that any hearing then the evidence is correct.
    You get to put your side.

    They follow the correct procedures.
    They act legally.


    If you have home insurance or insurance from a bank account then check that doesnt have free legal advice cover as well. You will be in a better position if you carry out the above tasks. Try and get a friend whose a good listener as well as that can lower the stress.

    Hang in there.
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    You will feel better yourself if you write a formal statement of exactly what happened (try to stick to times, facts etc), and then I would present it to your manager or at least make them aware that you have written one. This happened to me and the manager literally never brought it up again after I wrote the statement (I think she realised then that I wasn't going to accept a false accusation lying down).

    I know how you are feeling and it sucks, but do have hope that sometimes these things blow over.
    Really good advice from the previous responder also.
    It's good to show that you are apologetic something has happened, but also that you are strong and know what did/didn't happen.
 
 
 
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