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Independent Care Review slams care system as ‘fractured and unfeeling'

Posted On: 5 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Independent Care Review slams care system as ‘fractured and unfeeling'

Scotland's care system is “fractured, bureaucratic and unfeeling” for children and families, according to the Independent Care Review that is leading the call for a radical overhaul.
The large-scale report , which listened to more than 5,500 people's experiences of the care system, calculated that the services that deliver and surround the system cost £1.2bn annually.
But the review also worked out that the economic costs of the care system letting down children and families stood at £1.6bn, taken from £732m in lost income tax and national insurance as well as £875m in meeting the needs of care experienced people.
Homelessness is one of the factors included in the latter figure, with the review finding that care leavers are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness.
The Care Review reports are now in the hands of NicolaSturgeon and JohnSwinney , handed over by those to whom ThePromise was made. Scotland can now KeepThePromise pic.twitter.com/4tUwuCZ3me
- The Care Review February...

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