Tag: Public services

A Nice Gesture, But That’s All It Is…

…when the lunch is still free: Patients discharged from hospital could be given a breakdown of how much their treatment has cost the NHS. Because that will miraculously cause them to care, you see, and rethink their spendthrift ways… Hospital…

Doomed To Failure…

Pupils at primary and secondary schools across Brighton and Hove will be given “early intervention” lessons to prevent abuse. The lessons for boys and girls from six years up will teach them not to hit, to be nice and how…

Waaaaah! It’s Not Fair!

Croydon Council has been hit with a £100k fine after it failed to keep details of a child sex abuse victim secure. The breach happened in April 2011 when an unlocked bag belonging to a social worker was stolen from…

NuPuritan, Heal Thyself…

A community worker died after drinking too much at a wedding reception and taking a “wildly excessive” amount of pain killers, an inquest heard. What sort of ‘community worker’? Ursula Gilbert was a well-known member of the New Addington community…

Look, It’s Basic Budgetary Logic!

Croydon faces a reduction in the multimillion-pound funding it receives for looking after hundreds of young asylum-seekers. Oh noes! They’ll all be destitute! How will they cope!!! The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to revise one of the grants following…