Elderly ‘robbed of dignity’ by failing social care services – Telegraph

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Check this article out for some insights into life in the UK on a national austerity budget. It’s expected to get worse before it gets better.

Other countries following the austerity regime will be experiencing their own crises, like Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland

Elderly ‘robbed of dignity’ by failing social care services – Telegraph.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been banging on about austerity at all costs for most of last year.

Politicians have typically simply applied the bacon-slicer (or top-slicer) approach to Public Services and cost-cutting has fed directly into reduced public services and deteriorating quality.

Dr Alf Best Twelve Blogs 2011

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Dear Readers,

Many thanks for your support since I started blogging in February 2011 as a complete novice.

It’s been an amazing  journey of discovery, learning and a lot of fun! 

I thought that you might be interested to know which were my top twelve blogs for 2011. 

They are ranked below according to number of hits, with the the most popular first (highest number of hits).

  1. What are the three types of Interim Management assignment?

  2. UK Local Authorities & Shared Services: Cost-Cutting – Myth or Reality?

  3. What’s the difference between an Interim Manager and a Management Consultant?

  4. Utilising Professional Interims to Help Reduce the Budget Deficit – Removing Catch 22?

  5. Interim Management: Ten Emerging Trends and Outlook for the Future

  6. Public Sector Performance: Catch 22 type Dilemmas

  7. Public Sector Catch 22: The Role of “IT” in Business Transformation

  8. The Open Public Services White Paper, the Budget Deficit and Thirteen Key Reasons for the Government to Deploy Professional Interims for Risk Reduction?

  9. Public Sector Catch 22: Structural Reform, Strategy and Implementation – How to avoid a Omnishambles Recovery Programme?

  10. Public Sector Catch 22: Cost-Cutting Vs. Cost Reduction

  11. Cabinet Office & Treasury Score Own Goal with “Catch 22″: More Myths, Realities & Escalating Risks?

  12. The Every Day Reality of the Professional Interim

You will probably have noticed that I have revamped my blog in the last month and changing the content.

I hope that you will continue to read my blog in 2012 as it evolves.

Let me take this opportunity of wishing you warmest season’s greeting and best of luck for 2012!


Dr Alf