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Unfortunately, social care service users have not got the ear of government

There’s a deafening silence of service users in the social care funding consultation

Could it be that their views don’t chime with the government’s preferred way forward, says Peter Beresford

 

Unfortunately, social care service users have not got the ear of government, says Peter Beresford.
The government has scheduled a new white paper on social care for April next year. It will pull together key recent recommendations for the radical reform of social care funding, legislation and delivery systems. At a King’s Fund health thinktank conference on Tuesday, A New Future For Social Care?, Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s shadow care spokesperson, made a plea to return to traditional parliamentary procedures. “In the past, we’d have had a green paper, then a public consultation, then a white paper,” she said. “Now we’re moving straight to a white paper.”

Wokingham becomes first council to privatise social care

Will others follow this?  It is ok when things work well but when things go wrong the councils will be left to pick up the pieces.

Wokingham becomes first council to privatise social care

 
June 09, 2011

Wokingham borough has become the first unitary authority in the country to set up a company to manage its provision of social care.

Optalis, a new adult social care company set up and managed by Wokingham Borough Council, began commercial operations on Monday.

The team behind the company has taken control of all council-run or commissioned adult care services.

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