A radical shift in thinking is needed to tackle the adult social care crisis
"Open the newspapers or turn on the TV, and it’s clear that the adult social care system is in crisis", writes Jon Glasby in a recent article which was published in 'The Information Daily.com' entitled 'A radical shift in thinking is needed to tackle the adult social care crisis'.
In recent months we’ve seen stories about the impact of massive cuts, debates about the appropriateness of 15-minute home care visits, a series of care scandals and ongoing concerns about how best to fund long-term care for older people.
With the exception of the austerity agenda, none of this is new – and pressures on adult social care have been growing for decades as the population ages, public expectations rise and available funding increasingly falls behind the scale of the task in hand.
None of this is the fault of people currently working in or managing current services – we simply have a very 1940s’ system designed with 1940s’ society and aspirations in mind that now no longer feels fit for purpose."
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