Comment posted McCuish announces details of ‘team fit to build recovery in Argyll and Bute’ by Bob Chicken.
Phil, I think you may need to edit your comment. The word “bllocks” either needs one less “L” or an additional “O”.
Sorry – couldn’t resist!
Bob Chicken also commented
- Oh yes, one more thing on the Social Care agenda. How about planning for returning the unique services of Neighbourhood Networks to our communities?
- If this is going to be a truly progressive alliance they will need to tackle the iniquitous social care charging system as a matter of urgency.
An independent survey has shown that it charges some of the highest rates in Scotland. It seems to regularly bill service users for services they haven’t received and appears to have been designed by the finance department for the finance department and not for the service users or their care managers.
Either by luck or design the Progressive Alliance has made an inspired choice in Anne Horn as the champion for vulnerable adults. I hope that her sound understanding of their problems, allied to her well known propensity for hard work, will start to overcome many of the problems of social care and bring more fairness to the system.
Recent comments by Bob Chicken
- Land Reform Review Group’s Interim Report – an empty envelope addressed to a dead letter box
Nice one Newsroom! This centuries old sore in Scottish Law really needed a healthy airing again.
The interim report stems from the failure of the Scottish Government to address the problems created by Lord Gill’s 2 rulings.
The Scottish Government had a good opportunity to amend the legislation in March 2012, when the Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill came up for debate in the Scottish Parliament. Despite appeals from opposition members and others the SNP seemed to deliberately ignored the perceived errors in the original 2003 Land reform act.
They preferred to, half-heartedly, set up an appeal which then made any further parliamentary discussion sub judice. Thus they effectively booted any worthwhile reform legislation into the post-2014 long grass.
- Argyll and Bute Council: Where are we now?
Graeme-in what way? Does this mean that you are a tad moved by recent events? Or do you consider them to be of ‘brown trouser’ signifigance for all reasonsble SNP supporters out there?
- Argyll and Bute Council: Councillor McCuish leads again
Webcraft – Surely it was direct rule from Holyrood that caused the problem in the first place!
- Loch Fyne Whiskies sold
A great pity that Richard is selling up. He has done a terrific job with Loch Fyne Whiskies and his choice of stock has brought a lot of pleasure to many of us!
- Care Accolade 2013 recognition for Argyll and Bute Council Community Dementia Team
Well done the Dementia Team – thoroughly deserved recognition for all your efforts.
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