We are “None”, this is the state of mind that many medico-social workers find themselves in. It is also the title of a documentary that compiles an inventory of the situation in this sector in the pursuit of visibility. Watching Vimeo.
” Victory for everyone! », Sings an army of protesters who took to the streets to demand wage increases in the same way as nursing staff in hospitals and nursing homes, after Ségur de la santé in July 2020 (article link below). These images were filmed in January 2022 as part of the film ” Person. It forgot Segur », A documentary directed by Eva Carrette and Lorraine Reinsberger and mainly recorded in the Aliénor archipelago in Gironde on an original idea from several associations *, with the support of Cerebral Paralysis France, which sounded the alarm signal very early (article linked below). For fifty minutes (video opposite) the film gives the floor to residents of an institution for children and teenagers with multiple disabilities, to their families, but above all to the medical and social workers with disabilities who have constantly demanded for eighteen months the extra 183 euros for month given to their colleagues to compensate for their dedication during the health crisis. The coup d’etat for a sector victim of impoverishment and disqualification for more than twenty years!
A recruitment industry
The film films the invisible links in this chain, from caregivers to maintenance, including kitchens and housewives. It reveals the paradoxical injunctions they must face as they highlight their profession, their courage, their willingness to continue to do the best they can in a very difficult context. ” We also ran out of equipment, masks, gloves during the crisis exclaims one of them. Lack of funds but also staff! In January 2022, Fehap and Nexem (the main professional organization of associative employers in the sector) published the first barometer of recruitment tensions: 4,300 vacancies in the structures studied, ie. an estimate of 30,000 at the national level (article in the link below). It also shows 5,300 departures, including 2,650 redundancies or conventional redundancies, towards more attractive sectors. To these difficulties are the lack of educated graduates and the limitations associated with these professions.
Disabled people pay a high price
As a result, people with disabilities are also dependent on this bleeding (article in the link below). With this turnover, you constantly have to get used to new employees who do not have a detailed knowledge of those they support. ” It turns every morning “Florent complains. It’s hard to ask those replacements who have just arrived to have” a very high technicality “, Acknowledges Alexandre Cuvellier, director of the Aliénor Archipelago, especially with low pay levels. Raising wages and recognizing the skills of these invisible professions are the watchwords of these exhausted employees. ” As a citizen, it makes me wonder how the state views vulnerable people in our society. emphasizes with tears in his eyes a caregiver. Fatalist Delphine Haurie-Campos, Deputy Director Archipel Aliénor, concludes: ” Polyhandicap, I actually do not think it interests anyone “.
If the government’s announcements in February 2022 during the Conference of Social and Medico-Social Support Professions represent a step forward that will allow for an extension of the Ségur revaluations to social workers (article in link below), it is ” there is still a lot to do before considering a possible way out of the crisis “, The directors conclude.
* Innovation Network campaign for people with cerebral motor and cognitive difficulties (Arimoc), the Association for Adults and Young People with Disabilities (Apajh) Gironde and Hapogys
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