The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #91

date: 07/07/2021

Episode 91 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig Dalzell talks to Colin Turbett, retired social care worker and member of the Common Weal Social Care Reform Group, about his new policy paper for Common Weal. Care in Your Community anchors a Scottish National Care Service in and around local communities via a Community Hubs model where your local hub becomes your first point of entry if you need care but also if you need to access other services from Citizens’ Advice, through GP services, banking or simply be there to be a place to be part of community. The model is not a new idea – Colin gives the example of a similar idea emerging out of the aftermath of WWII – but it is a radical idea that could fill a similar role as we emerge from the aftermath of the pandemic.

You can read Colin’s paper here.

You can also read his previous paper on reforming social work here.

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Thumbnail image reproduced from the Army Bureau of Current Affairs paper Community Centres from 1945.

“Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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