Why we should celebrate the birth of social care

(but not too much)

The Act makes it clear that there is a public responsibility to provides services to people who, because of age, illness or disability, need support. The focus was on decent accommodation for older people and for the time it was a radical concept.

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The King’s Fund source: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2023/05/75-years-national-assistance-act?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=socialshare

“It is difficult to ensure that there is efficient and good co-operation between the welfare department of the local authority and the medical side taking care of the patient. I do not say for one moment that this is the fault of the service; the fault, I regret to say, is that of Parliament, which passed two Acts, the National Health Service Act and the National Assistance Act, and provided no means for them to meet together in the middle.”

(Hansard 1966, reporting on a House of Lords question)

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