I believe the labour party may have it correct when they are considering merging health and social care together especially now social care have moved beyond warehousing people either in care homes or indeed their own homes. Enablement and empowerment should be key components to secondary care solutions after acute medical solutions. It is indeed about saving money but it is also using common sense to keep people back their lives by correct working out the balance between health and other services require.
My only concern as always is to ensure that the needs of working aged adults with support needs are not overshadowed by the focus on older people. Working aged adults needs support to work and make other contributions and so a much wider range of services are needs and this is still possible within the Labour plan. So lets watch this space and see what happens.