The state we’re in
JEF SMITH reports on the launch of CSCI’s latest provocative report –‘The State of Social Care in England’ which caught the national media’s brief attention.
Presenting the third annual report on the State of Social Care in England, Dame Denise Platt, the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) identified two classes of people in need – on the one hand those who get services paid for by local authorities and on the other those who fail the increasingly tough tests of eligibility and therefore do not qualify. Her subsequent remarks revealed concern about a third group – those who have sufficient resources to pay for their own care but who get very little from the system with the process of working out how their needs can best be met. The startling contrast, says CSCI, is between the steadily improving position of those getting help and the increasing