The National Assembly’s Finance Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the costs of care for older people. This is timely not least because the UK Government has promised us a green paper on social care finance by the summer 2018  thought there are media reports this could be postponed — it seems that the Brexit policy paralysis is contagious and spreading to other other areas.

No doubt in advance of the the anticipated green paper, there has been a flurry of papers and publications in recent weeks. They will add to the dozen or so commissions, green papers etc that have been published over the last three decades. With the exception of Scotland most have been filed under “too hard to do”.

Socialist Health Association Cymru Wales has made its submission to the National Assembly’s Finance Committee and it can be accessed here.


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  1. Dewin Nefol says:

    Namaste 🙂

    I say cap the profits of private external partners used by NHS Trusts in Wales. Also cap the salaries of NHS senior managers and all others – including redundant operational systems – that do do not contribute directly to service delivery but deliver upwards to share-holders at the tax-payer’s expense: prune the tree of bureaucracy and un-necessary administration costs right to the tip and employ more operational staff. Thwart the propensity for greed and profiteering that persists amongst business delivering Residential Care, Nursing Care, and Private Care Provision, who make sizeable fortunes from tax-payer’s money whilst making attempt at providing ‘affordable decent care’ across Wales. The costs are severe, un-necessary, and exploitative on the public purse. Profiteering from Social Care is a mentality best assigned to society’s dark and dingy past.

    People before profits.

    Namaste 🙂


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