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NEW PAPER  'A Stain on the Nation: Care for the Old and Vulnerable in England'

After our series of papers following the 2020 Covid timeline, we said we would turn to specific themes. Our first - adult social care - shocked us as we took on an unfamiliar subject. Scandal does not begin to cut it for the story of care for the old and the vulnerable in England. A flawed 30 year programme of welfare, already decimated by a decade of austerity, took an almighty hit with Covid-19.  We had heard about the care homes but the story goes much wider. The paper details the history of what Sir Andrew Dilnot recently termed ‘a stain on the nation’.  The Prime Minister said in 2019 it needed fixing and that he “had a plan”. It turns out he didn't. See Papers and Blogs