I see that Nanny's chums from Barnsley council have managed to cover themselves in "glory" wrt their attempts to consult with advanced dementia sufferers over the cost of their care.
For reasons that only a council drone could possibly understand, the council sent those with advanced dementia a complex and lengthy questionnaire (marked for the dementia sufferer only) that required a series of tick boxes to be completed in order to ascertain their views on plans to increase the cost of care.
Unsurprisingly, the Alzheimer's Society has described this "consultation" as "farcical". How on earth can people who need help with the most basic of tasks be expected to respond to a detailed questionnaire in any meaningful manner?
In one respect this story highlights the issue that David Cameron is "probably" trying to address with his (dare I say?) somewhat ill thought through "Big Society". Namely that the state is not necessarily the best option (either in terms of cost or ability) for judging/providing what people need/want at a local/individual level.
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