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Monday, 12 May 2008

Government's Review of Social Care

I’ve just posted my comments to the review. They are (in essence).

As a social worker at the time, directly involved in the provision of social care, I would submit that the rot started when Thatcher began to privatise social care in the 1980s. Before then we should all remember social care was a social right - services, including residential services, directly provided by each local authority. Local Authority direct provision under the National Assistance Acts was by no means perfect but it certainly did not involve private companies scrabbling for profit out of people’s care needs.

The only civilised and humane way of delivering social care needs is to remove commerce from the equation. Obviate financial profiteering on the backs of people’s misfortunes.

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