A loss of integrity – old or new, the establishment is not to be trusted

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

By JOHN BURTON, E: jb@johnbbrixton.demon.co.uk, www.standardsforpractice.co.uk

*A knight of the shires*

In 1966, in response to an advertisement in the Times (a very different newspaper in those days), I was interviewed for a job by a young barrister in a pub near the Houses of Parliament. The job was to make contact with pensioners in Islington, assess them for help ranging from decorating and cleaning to visiting and befriending, and to recruit and organise young volunteers from schools and universities to do the work.

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