The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #106

date: 03/11/2021

Episode 106 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig speaks to Prof. Mark Smith about a question so fundamental to a National Care Service that it must be answered if one is to be built successfully. Just, what is care, exactly? They discuss how the care sector in Scotland has largely failed to answer this question in the past – which has led to the disjointed and profit-driven sector we have today and why the Rights-based approach taken by the Scottish Government, whilst well meaning, will not lead to adequate outcomes unless coupled with the resources to protect the rights and the ability to uphold them.

Mark’s paper can be read here.

Robin McAlpine’s article on Rights can be read here.

And Mark’s paper on trauma has been published in Issue 4 of volume 30 of Scottish Affairs (article paywalled).

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