A Care Sector in Peril

There is no escaping it, the 2016 ‘State of Care’ report which was released this week by the Care Quality Commission was damning. On the positive side it has meant that we are now forced to look at the stark reality of care in the UK, and if possible do something to fix it. On the negative side we are left with an increasingly fragile system which is simply not fit for purpose. For anyone who hasn’t seen the report, it showed several shocking figures including that almost 1,500 care homes have closed over the past six years. The document also warns about the number of home care providers turning their back on council contracts. So what are the main problems facing care providers and the care

Battle of Cable Street - 80th Anniversary

There was fantastic energy around the Three Sisters Care offices this weekend as hundreds of Londoners took part in the 80th anniversary march of the Battle of Cable Street. Trade unionists, religious figures and members of leftwing groups joined the Shadwell locals to remember the battle (which saw tens of thousands of anti-fascist protesters clash with police back in 1936) and to protest against the rising number of racist offences in the city. The number of hate crimes reported in the capital has risen to 50 a day since the EU referendum in June. Almost 5000 racially motivated offences were recorded in London between June 24 and September 30, compared with 3,620 in the same period of time

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