Burstow’s Bluster

I, like many others in the sector, no doubt, were perplexed by the headline as I read it yesterday on the Guardian website that Paul Burstow, the Minister of State for Care Services, claimed there was ‘no funding crisis in social care’.

Although I follow Burstow fairly regularly and have a good idea of his rhetoric, I thought it was worth checking to see if a quotation or ‘soundbite’ had been taken out of context.

Indeed, he concedes that there needs to be a push of money from the private sector into the care sector – I’m not sure how exactly he intends for this to happen because unlike in the health sector, there’s not much left to privatise in adult social care.
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