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What is larger than the UK’s entire economy, soaring in price, wildly profitable, the leading cause of personal bankruptcy, bankrupting the United States and a massive economic bubble that nobody has heard of yet? Healthcare in America… a modern-day gold rush is on as young Americans clamour for healthcare careers in the same way that young adults were jockeying for technology careers at the peak of the Dot-com bubble in 1999. The US approach to health and social care provision continues to exert defining influence on the possible futures of UK provision and at least some can see the dangers […]
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There has been a fundamental shift in how care and support for people with learning disabilities is provided over the last 20 years. During this period, quality of care has plummeted. In 1993, the independent sector provided just 5 percent of all care services. By 2013, the figure was 89 percent as local authorities shifted responsibilities to voluntary and, increasingly, private sector organisations. In learning disabilities, 80 percent of services in residential and non-residential settings are provided by the independent sector, a business worth around £8.2 billion in 2013. This shift represents a huge saving for squeezed local authority budgets […]
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