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Mental Health Services in crisis because of Coalition cuts to funding

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Politics and Insights

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A succession of Conservative  governments have demonstrated very clearly that when it comes to funding established and crucial provisions for our most vulnerable citizens, they lack the foresight required to grasp that reducing funding means reducing our public services to the bare capacity for “firefighting” only – crisis management – rather than a much preferred “preventative” approach. Under the guise of a “policy of deinstitutionalisation”, Thatcher’s “Care in the Community” Bill was about anything but care: it was all about cutting costs, as reflected in the experiences of many people leaving long term institutional care and being left to fend for themselves in the community.

Previous Conservative governments of 1979 to 1997 had been responsible for a series of changes in the conceptualisation and delivery of community care services. . In particular, this period saw the introduction of a series of private sector approaches and terminology, as well as the gradual…

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Sunday Tunes: KILLING JOKE – IN CYTHERA

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Saw, all those things, 

I should have said, 

While I had the time.

You, who stood by me, 

When I lost the plot, 

You were always kind.

All, through these mortal joys, 

Through my anger, 

And endless rain.

And during, my addictions, 

Yet the love you showed, 

Still remained the same.

I’m grateful, 

For all the times we’ve shared.

Through struggles, and madness, 

You’re there.

If, I don’t return, 

Before your time is up, 

I promise, to set your place, 

On a table, the one I throw your cup.

And to, ourselves we lie, 

As we, break down inside, 

‘Cause we never, said enough, 

How much we really loved.

I’m grateful, 

For all the times we’ve shared.

Through struggles, and madness, 

You’re there.

I’ve seen you, in a dream, 

On a sunny day, where the skies are clear.

I’ll see you, in Cythera, 

On an island, far away from here.

I’m grateful, 

For all the times we’ve shared.

Through struggles, and madness, 

You’re there.

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Worktest Whistle Blower: Strategic Meltdown Is Inevitable

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Carswell’s challenge to the left is that it has to deliver for people – See more at: http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2014/08/29/carswells-challenge-to-the-left-is-that-it-has-to-deliver/#sthash.L77D7Jxw.dpuf

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The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim | Society | The Guardian

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Austerity and the Hapless Left

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Clacton now has two Ukip candidates not to vote for

August 29, 2014 Leave a comment

The Evening Harold

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With Douglas Carswell defecting to Ukip and forcing a by-election, but Ukip’s current candidate Roger Lord refusing to step aside, the electorate in Clacton have been left in enviable position of having two Ukip candidates not to vote for.

“This is a Tory safe seat,” one voter told us, “and I can’t see that changing, it’s just now we have two Ukip candidate to laugh at then ignore on the ballot paper.”

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