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Frontline voices: Ermintrude2

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,353 views

In the third of a new series on voices from the frontline, Ermintrude2 reflects on her time blogging and the changes in her profession. (This post originally appeared on The Not So Big Society) Moving on and looking back Forgive…

Pickles and local government 'saving' ideas

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,536 views

Yesterday, Pickles announced a cut of 1.7% spending for local authorities. On top of cuts which have taken place already, this leaves many public services in a precarious position. Local government has been hit hard already by this government and…

Exporting care

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,077 views

Location, Location, Location Yesterday I read this article in the Guardian. It reports that in Germany there is an increase in Germans being placed in residential, retirement and rehabilitation units in eastern Europe where the costs are lower. As the article…

Beyond Winterbourne

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,434 views

Yesterday, the Department of Health published ‘Transforming Care : A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital’ (PDF)  the ‘final report’ about learning and developments following the case which highlighted, via a BBC Panorama documentary, the systematic abuse which was embedded in the…