Social care is a prisoner of its history

David Brindle is a care sector commentator and former public services editor of the Guardian. His opinion for Social Care Today, 19 July 2021….

Social care is in many ways a prisoner of its history. Serial failure by governments of the past 25 years to put it on a sustainable footing is ascribed usually to political expediency, the avoidance of cost, the inability of opposition parties to resist a cheap shot, but it stems also from social care’s back story.

As we await the unveiling of the Johnson government’s reform plans, promised by the end of the year, it is well worth tracing where we have come from. And it does not make happy reading…read in full at…

SocialCareToday source: https://socialcare.today/2021/07/19/social-care-is-a-prisoner-of-its-history-2/

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