VIRGIN CARE: Profiting from Vulnerability.


As reported by Community Care, Virgin Care are set to run over 200 services across Bath and North East Somerset comprising social care for some of that region’s most vulnerable adults, children’s community health and continuing healthcare. SWAN stands in solidarity alongside service users, carers, social workers and social care workers in demanding that the government acknowledge that care for vulnerable people should not be an opportunity for profit, for business, for aggressive commercial expansion. The state has a duty to protect it’s citizens and is best placed to provide well-funded consistent care. 

SWAN are in touch with Bath Against the Cuts for more information and will be releasing a longer statement soon. In the meantime, please contact Bath and North East Somerset NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to express your horror and ask how they expect to protect standards and working conditions:

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