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The Department of Health announced this week that they won't be able to publish the figures that back up their proposals for a National Care Service. It means that we're all going to have to take on trust that the three options for funding the proposals are the only ones feasible, and that they will give us the National Care Service this country needs.
With trust in politics at an all time low - it's a stretch and a real shame that the Government doesn't have the confidence to demonstrate the realities behind their proposals for reforming social care - which on paper look really good. Surely that's what the Big Care Debate they launched in July is all about.
We all know that times are tough, finances tight - but we also know that we need to sort out care and support now if we're going to all live healthier and better lives as we age in the future. We can't do that if we don't know what we're dealing with.
I wish our politicians could take a few more of the right risks. Have some balls Mr Burnham, publish the figures and let's work together on creating a National Care Service we can all be proud of.
Posted by Paul