On Wednesday I was delighted to be present when Oliver Letwin rubbished the notion that many users of social care are ‘incapable of making decisions about their own lives’. The Minister of State for Policy was responding to a question
Andrew Dilnot, chair of the Commission that published Fairer Care Funding, concludes that the social care funding system is ‘confusing, unfair and unsustainable’. The report argues for an eligibility and assessment regime that is universal and portable, and better aligned
You may not be familiar with the first of these hash tags. I refer to the Open Public Services White Paper and not for the first time. I’ve also posted on the protests against public sector cuts and the pretence that only the Tories like them.
I spent Sunday at the National Final of the schools Debating Matters competition. I was thoroughly engrossed in the intellectual to-and-fro ranging as it did on topics as diverse as wikileaks, smart drugs and burqa bans. With the possible exception of the