We have been saying it for a while but finally Care Minister, Norman Lamb appears to agree with us and states that “One of the barriers preventing voluntary sector organisations from playing a larger role in providing NHS services is the "hopelessness of commissioning in many parts of the country". Read More »
A new poll undertaken by Unite clearly shows that Britons are living in fear of deepening poverty as a result of the government’s attack on the benefits system, with findings that shows that three out of five people (62%) believe that if the government changes to benefits are implemented, resulting in widespread cuts to benefits, it will plunge people into deepening poverty. Read More »
Turning Point is to sack its 2,600 staff. This is bad but it gets worse… they are then going to re-employ them on lower terms and conditions. These plans to impose lower pay on workers can only lead to deteriorating services and lead the way in the Race to the Bottom. Read More »
Derby Councils plans to slash its Supporting People funding by more than 83% will not only have huge affects on those working in this sector with job losses already on the cards, but will also have a significant and detrimental affect on the vulnerable people of Derby. Read More »
Turning Point was created to help people find a new direction in life by helping those with substance misuse, mental health issues, a learning disability, or employment difficulties by providing tailored personalised care but now it appears to be leading the 'race to the bottom'...
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