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The current way that the social care system operates clearly has embedded in it a series of injustices that have grown up over time.

One is the system of deciding which care is paid for in the social care system and which care is paid for in the NHS, which as you’ll know from your time in my job was essentially decided over a series of court cases rather than anyone taking a policy decision.

Then the second aspect is the fact that of course many people, including some very vulnerable people, need care and that care needs to be paid for.

Some people would like to have more care then can currently be paid for.


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