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Reclaim Social Care Conference Nov 17, BirminghamSpeakers included
Between them they outlined some of the complexity and the varied interest groups affected by the crisis in social care, spelled out some outlines of policies and objectives that should be the basis for campaigning, and agreed on the need to combat the current dysfunctional and unfair system, while challenging any further cutbacks or privatisation.
It was clear from the conference that there is a common basis for a campaign for a publicly funded and provided social care service that respects the individual needs and capacities of all citizens.
The social care service we want would deliver support as required on the basis of needs and choices, giving a voice to service users, and with services delivered to all without means tested charges and funded nationally from general taxation.
There was also support for public control and ownership of most services, to end the scandal of public money flowing to tax dodging corporations and cheapskate, exploitative home care companies; and proper status, pay, terms and conditions for all care staff, including training where required and a career structure.
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