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.
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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.
WATCH: Prime Minister brands Labour leader ‘ignorant of the facts’ as he’s harried on care homes at PMQs
The Prime Minister counters that the advice was changed, referrals fell, and that deaths in care settings have fallen.
If, that is, interest rates carry on at rock bottom rates. But we have to take a chance on growing our way out of this crisis.
“We’re increasing again PPE supplies to social care. We’re creating a supply logistics and distribution network of unprecedented scale.”
Calls for care home equipment must be heard. But they mustn’t be allowed to panic residents and loved ones.
Sending PPE to residences around the country must be done as soon as possible. Calling people “lambs to the slaughter” does not help, though.
Our safety net is worn and fragile because it carries too many of the burdens that used to be shared with the little platoons of civil society.
Coronavirus: some councils are doing better than others. And where are the Police and Crime Commissioners?
They should be ensuring that the police do not behave in a way that alienates people. Plus – the imperative to free up NHS beds.
Making full use of the volunteers will mean lifting some of the red tape around vetting and so forth. It is a matter of balancing the risks involved in a practical way.
Budget 1) This was less a Conservative Budget than “the People’s Budget”. From a Vote Leave Government – not the usual Tory one.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
My answer would be “maybe, provided the spending or tax cuts significantly improved our growth potential.”