Why Is the Social Care Debate So Primitive?

I read the Chief Inspector of Social Care's, Andrea Sutcliffe, recent article in the Guardian with disappointment and concern at her arguments, as well as the wider debates within social care. Social Care has been politically reduced into simply being about warehousing older people, as loved ones simply waiting to die, with no contribution left … Continue reading Why Is the Social Care Debate So Primitive?

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My Labour MP is undecided to whether I should keep the right to life

A few weeks ago I attended a lobby of MPs, at Portcullis House near the Houses of Parliament, to ask them to oppose Rob Marris’ Private members bill on ‘Assisting Dying’. I was pleased to see that my own Labour MP, Geoffrey Robinson, had turned up to meet me, although that was as far as … Continue reading My Labour MP is undecided to whether I should keep the right to life

Hooray! Dilnot’s Care Cap Has Been Halted

After two white papers from twp successive governments, the Care Act was hailed as a major victory as the next generation of social care for adults. The jewel in the crown of the act was the care cap, limiting the amount any one person would pay for social care within their lifetime. It was the … Continue reading Hooray! Dilnot’s Care Cap Has Been Halted