Giving power to the people

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

For all the talk of public involvement, the interests of care home residents are often unconsidered. BOB FERGUSON reflects on ways of putting that right.

Everyone has an opinion, these days. Although that traditional method of communication, the letter to the editor, seems to be heading the same way as hot metal type, Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells is still alive and well. Only now he’s blogging on the internet, where those with a point to make can sound off freely about whatever tickles their fancy or raises either their eyebrows or their hackles.

The worldwide web has democratised opinion, but it has taken the advent of the dedicated forum to channel all this energy. Without it, opinions would be lost in a b

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