The OBR’s horrid forecasts of an output implosion and soaring unemployment will do nothing to quell Tory resistance to tougher Covid tiers.
Posts Tagged: Social Care
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
My front-line experience looking after the elderly showed me how a box-ticking culture is undermining carers.
Raghib Ali: The Government needs a Plan B for Covid-19, lives and livelihoods. Here’s how one would work.
It is based on the Swedish approach – but with much better protection of the vulnerable, especially in care homes.
Enough of wheeling in the same weary academics and experts, asking them to repeat the assessments they have given to all the previous politicians.
Gareth Lyon: Reforming social care must include an increase in the supply of accommodation. More choice is needed.
In the UK, our retirement communities sector provides about a tenth of the capacity per head as that in New Zealand and Australia.
Today, we present two Secretaries of State, a former Chancellor and a host of other great speakers across six events.
Covid. Mass lockdowns v a Swedish option is a flawed choice. But if Ministers can’t make mass testing work, it’s the one we’ll have.
More tests, quick tracing, quarantine and mini-shutdowns if necessary (not the closure of whole cities and metropolitan areas) are the best-in-class solution.
Dean Russell: As a volunteer in my local hospital, I’ve seen at first hand the damage done to NHS staff morale by fearmongering
If staff hear a constant flow of worst-case scenarios presented as the norm, it understandably affects their anxiety levels.
Marr challenges the First Minister over the SNP’s record on care home deaths, but she denies that there was “some particular problem” in Scotland.
The need for a technologically savvy workforce dominates debates, but what we need just as much is more “high touch” or empathetic jobs.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
Julie Newcombe: Hancock must aid the pandemic’s forgotten victims. The hundreds of autistic people detained in secure units.
Is the sequestering, incarceration and forgetting of these vulnerable children and young adults any better than in Georgian and Victorian times?
Eamonn Butler: More state provision won’t fix social care. It needs partnerships with independent providers.
Investors should create new homes – in an economies-of-scale dozen at a time, and lease a whole care package to local authorities.
Luckily, Hancock has recognised the need for change, which has been made more urgent by the Coronavirus.