Cordis Pulse: August 2020
12 August 2020
This month we wanted to highlight an important report from the Health Foundation on Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the policy response in England so far which argued that support from central Government came too late. In addition, it suggested Government policies to support social care have faced major and widespread problems, such as issues accessing PPE and insufficient funding for local authorities. It concluded that: ‘the social care system that entered the pandemic was underfunded, understaffed, undervalued and at risk of collapse. Any response to COVID-19 – however fast or comprehensive – would have needed to contend with this legacy of political neglect.’ The analysis in the report shares similarities to a blog produced by Cordis Bright’s chairman Tom Noon in April which can be accessed here.
Cordis Bright colleagues have also been working with clients to consider the impact of the pandemic on domestic abuse. We have produced a new blog which explores the crisis which the domestic abuse sector is facing, highlighting some key tenets which would ideally underpin the local and national response to domestic abuse. The blog can be accessed here. It is pertinent reading in the month in which the Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-2021 begins its passage through the House of Lords