Health and Social Care Matter

Cutting funding to either health or social care undermines equality, halts prevention and hits vulnerable people. And it is hard on the decision-makers too. Director of Social Services speaking out here. But KCCG face similar dilemmas. In austerity the role o local commissioners is not whether to cut but what to cut. And if they 'do the decent thing' and resign they will be replaced by someone tougher with the same agenda. We, the electorate, we the tax payers, we the people who need, use and vale the services must make it clear to our elected representatives that we did not vote for this. And that we will not vote for these austerity policies in future.

Coming face-to-face with the impact of social care cuts you've made: a director's story

Asked how it feels to see the consequences of cuts he's made to adult social care services Samih Kalakeche recalls a memory that still makes him "go cold". Kalakeche, Liverpool council's adult services director, was approached by the father of a young man with learning disabilities.

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