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The Debate About The Future Of Social Care Is Heating Up

12th October 2020

An article from Source Direct.

The fight-back has started. David Bell, Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, has said the idea of a National Care Service is a "distraction". He said we should instead be focusing on how to increase funding to the sector, and what a fair funding mechanism would look like.

Donald MacAskill, CEO of Scottish Care, a member organisation for private sector care providers, agrees, saying it's time for a "grown-up discussion" about funding, and that instead of “hindsight” about what has gone wrong in social care during the pandemic there needs to be “political foresight” about what's needed in the future.

MacAskill added: “My personal view is that all the focus on a national care service is a soundbite from politicians which makes people feel like they are doing something - it makes people feel that this sounds like the National Health Service.

“A one size fits all national model does not offer that local choice and diversity people want in social care.

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