Category Archives: welfare

‘We need a revolution in the care sector’

‘We can’t rely on the state for support’

Broadcaster and carer Beti George claims the current vision for dementia care is not fit for purpose

06:00, 5 August 2015
By David Deans

She claims a shift in attitudes is essential to cope with the tragic disease in Wales

A shift in attitudes and care for people with dementia is essential to cope with a disease that will touch all of us, says broadcaster and carer Beti George

We can no longer rely on state support for people with dementia, a respected Welsh broadcaster is due to say at the Eisteddfod today.

Now is the time to create a combined health and social care system

4th September 2014

Merging two leaky buckets does not provide a watertight solution.

NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, recently told the Health Select Committee that merging two leaky buckets does not provide a watertight solution. It is for this reason that the growing problems in the NHS and social care cannot be solved by the Better Care Fund or any of the other short-term solutions on offer. Nothing less than a fundamental reform of the funding of health and social care services and citizens’ entitlements to publicly funded support is required to address these problems.

Now UN sparks fury after launching human rights investigation into Britain’s disability benefit reforms

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has opened probe

  • Will check if there has been ‘grave violations’ of rights of disabled people 
  • MPs tonight branded the investigation ‘politically motivated’
  • Earlier this year a group of UN ‘ambassadors’ attacked UK welfare reforms

By Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail

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The United Nations sparked fury today after launching an unprecedented inquiry into Britain’s treatment of the disabled.

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities launched a formal probe into whether this country has committed ‘grave or systemic violations’ of the rights of disabled people.

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