Monthly Archives: December 2011

Home Care in Crisis

Two reports recently highlighted the plight of the elderly in England & Wales. One, from the Office for National Statistics, reported 25,700 excess deaths due to cold weather in 2010/11: The other, from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), criticises the provision of care to 500,000 older people in their own homes. Tory ministers […]


The Conservative MP for Tewkesbury, Laurence Robertson, is not pleased that workers are mounting a defence against the attacks on their pensions. On the day of the strike he called during Prime Minister’s Questions for taxpayer funding of trade unions to be reviewed. In contrast to the poverty he wishes on the rest of us, […]

NHS Gloucestershire`s lies about the plans for Tewkesbury hospital

Since November 15th`s very well attended public meeting on Tewkesbury`s proposed new hospital, NHS Gloucestershire (NHSG), who refused to attend the meeting, have been keen to defend their plans through their preferred mode of communication – the Gloucestershire Echo! The primary concern of those attending the meeting was that the new hospital would have only […]