Taking a view on the future

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

|As the new year gets under way, BOB FERGUSON checks the rear-view mirror to help him navigate the road ahead.| Save for those with Delphic connections, prediction is a hazardous pastime. Cautious mortals like me tend to lean towards a safer option: remoulding the unchallengeable wisdom of hindsight into tentative projections. If it¹s sensational revelations you¹re after, go find Old Moore¹s Almanac. This is about what could be, based on what has been. It¹s a fair bet that only those who have spent the past few years in solitary will be unable to recite the script of the soap opera that is community care funding. Both branches of government have bored everyone rigid with their blame-shunting catchphrase: “it¹s them, not us”. No less stilted have been care home owners¹ representatives who for too long have seemed incapable of joined up speech without launching yet another gypsy¹s warning about crisis, free-fall, etc, alarmist incontinence which would have us believe the sector is teetering on the brink

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