A grey old rainy cold day. Not exactly ideal weather for rambling—- unless it’s indoors around the internet.
Somehow from nowhere I found myself thinking about snakes and ladders. Why I don’t know? I had a vague recollection of a cartoon that number one son, Tom had drawn for a blog I wrote years ago. Thanks to my WordPress search facility, I was able to unscramble the history of my rambling mind. There it was, a blog about social care entitled “Befuddled”.
The sad thing is that five years on nothing has changed in terms of social care. Except things have got worse for many older people, who are overstaying their welcome in the NHS………. or paying a fortune in residential care homes……… or getting no support at all! The politicians continue to prevaricate. A Green Paper is deferred until next year and consultations are due to start in the new year. Presumably this will cover the same ground as the report commissioned in July 2010 by David Cameron and finally after a year was published by Andrew Dilnot in July 2011. Needless to say successive Governments continue to prevaricate on the issue.
And I am still BEFUDDLED