Coming soon: NewCareCo, Cornwall’s publicly-owned social care company, taking social services back to the future

Posted By on 12th February 2020

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday) voted unanimously to set up a new arms-length company to intervene in the social care market.  NewCareCo will employ around…

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  1. Campaigned against the privatisation 30 years ago, it seems obvious to me that trying to extract private profit from a system that needs to deliver high quality service with well paid staff was not going to work. Sad that it has taken 30 years and a lot of suffering to demonstrate this.

  2. The care of vulnerable people should not depend on the market. It should be wholly within the public sector. How typical of the Tories to be worried about the profitability of the private care homes! Cornwall Care facilities are left with the care of the elderly with complex needs, who many of the private homes decline. Both Redannick and Mountford House in Truro do a great job under difficult circumstances with people who have challenging needs. They have to fund raise themselves for the ‘extras’ to improve their residents’ lives. Keep it in the public sector I say!!

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