Coronavirus has exposed the gaping holes in social care. But it is also a chance for change | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian


This crisis might achieve one thing: voters supporting Andy Burnham’s plan to bring social care into the NHS, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Source: Coronavirus has exposed the gaping holes in social care. But it is also a chance for change | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

One thought on “Coronavirus has exposed the gaping holes in social care. But it is also a chance for change | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

  1. Well, a possibility that social care and health could be put together in one organisation, this is something I have been advocating for years and it would make sense and there would be cost savings.

    Currently there are social workers within health and social care, as there are Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and may be others in both areas. So, if it was under one authority these occupations and the resulting line-management could be managed differently

    Even though, currently there is supposed to be joint working, there is still much disagreement, especially on finance matters.

    Also, how will a joint authority be funded and will it be used as a politic ‘football. has as happened on numerous occasions with areas which are Government funded.

    No one should play with health and social care, but they have done and not only within the last 10 years, but many years before, even though the last 10 years have been the worst.

    Something needs to be done and urgently, for one can not wait any longer.

    This is something my petition, ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care’ was created for.

    Some of my views can be seen by following the link

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/j901g5nqvfnaeba/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care%204.docx?dl=0

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