Today the People Pay Ten Million for the Emperors New Clothes

English: NHS logo

English: NHS logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the face of it this seems a great deal for the voluntary sector and how they can provide help for the homeless, but the real truth is that it saves this government having to support the NHS!  As in the long run they want to change our health service into a privatised and fee paying one ,for those that can afford it! This is similar to the US Healthcare system that was based on the amount of money you could afford to pay for your health insurance, that Obama has tried to wipe out! So the UK Government will lead its people down this path, providing contracts for the likes of Atos!  
So watch this space because what is done today, is a blind and only those that look for the truth, will find out the real truth about how the taxpayers money is really being spent! As keeping people out of hospital and freeing up A & E looks good, but it allows other projects in a mess like the NHS Direct Number 111 and also other third-party contracts to thrive!
Enabling resources to be provided above the normal prices and below the standard the people who are ill should expect.
Extract from the Guardian 29/07/2013 The organisation originally won 11 of the 46 contracts to provide the 24-hour service in England. It had put a value of £43m a year on the contracts, but says its predicted income is £21.2m. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jul/29/nhs-direct-111-telephone-service-risk     
The story that comes to mind is the “Emperors New Clothes” and as we know the people was so scared of the Emperor they would not speak, as the Emperor had also been blinded by the truth of the tailors deception, but one poor and wide-eyed youth, saw the truth and spoke, these words out loud ” The Emperor Is Naked As Naked As He Was Born” then like all sheep the people agreed and they laughed and laughed! 
 Are you those people who are blind as it does not affect your life, or are you like the youth, that told it as it really is, or are you a sheep or a lamb!
Judge for yourself?
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Well here is the article simply copied and pasted need the link to prove it here it is: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ten-million-pound-cash-boost-to-improve-the-health-of-homeless-people                     

Fifty two projects have been awarded a share of £10 million to make sure homeless people receive better help once they leave the hospital, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today.

It is estimated that homeless people attend A&E up to six times more than people with a home – and that now 70 per cent of homeless people are discharged back onto the street without their housing or on-going care needs after hospital being properly addressed.

The projects are run by voluntary sector organisations who will work with the NHS and local government to make sure homeless people get the best possible support and care after they leave the hospital. This will help reduce the number of homeless people who are readmitted to hospital.

Some of the organisations receiving funding will provide:

  • Specialist training for hospital staff on the needs of homeless people;
  • Support to make sure their care continues after discharge;
  • Teams to support homeless people find accommodation that takes into account their health needs; and
  • 14 care beds for people discharged from hospital thanks to over £1million from the fund.
Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry said:

In today’s society, it is not acceptable that people are leaving hospital with no plans in place to discuss their ongoing care needs.

The £10 million we have awarded to these 52 projects will help stamp out the bad practice we know exists in some trusts when homeless people are discharged from hospital and make sure they have the support and care they need.

Housing Minister Mark Prisk said:

This Government is working hard to make every contact count, ensuring that homeless people have access to the help and support they need wherever they are – from the housing office to the hospital bed. Today’s funding, backed by a further £470 million Government investment in homelessness prevention, will reach people in need when they’re at their most vulnerable, getting them back on their feet more quickly, and saving local services the ongoing bills for repeat treatment.

Then he was replaced by a new minister! 

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Social Housing Dropped In Favour Of New Lending Policy

Taxes

Taxes (Photo credit: Tax Credits)

Whenever l read a post that says – We are here to improve or provide better ways to help you! My alarm bell’s say be careful look at the real picture at what they are not saying, not what they are!

Well this article says be careful !

Ministers are studying plans to boost house building by lending publicly owned land to developers and relaxing requirements for building schemes to include social housing. The recommendations are expected to be made in a report by Sir Adrian Montague. Under the changes, the government and local authorities would “invest” land they own with private developers or housing associations, which say they can raise money to build homes but cannot afford to buy land as well. The state would be repaid when the completed developments were sold to institutions such as pension funds, which have indicated they want steady income from rents but cannot take the risk of development or wait for their pay-back during the building phase. To further encourage developers, councils could be urged to relax requirements for developers to build social as well as private housing; in return, they would have to agree that the rented homes could not be sold privately for a minimum period.

So what is the real story and how is it hidden from our view, well simply it is too good to be true! Also it is the tax payer once again that will pay for both giving the land owned by them and also funding the building costs.

Let us cover the first part giving the developer’s land, they have aptly called,lending them publicly owned land! That is “give” for no payment then adding to include social housing, as a way to placate us. The fact it is given        ” free and gratis” does not really get too much of a mention. They go onto say we will invest [give] land to private developers and or housing associations, mention of private sets the antennae really ringing. Anything private or PFi says profit and the only reason this government would give land to private developers,is profit for them and not the taxpayer!

The next part is even better it goes onto say that once they are built and sold for rental to pension funds that have indicated they want a steady income! Again more private companies that invested taxpayers hard earned money into pension funds and then using various investments, into commercial managed property portfolios,lost it all and had to reduce people’s pensions. Does anyone remember the 1980’s Serp‘s ” State Earnings-Related Pension Scheme” well this was replaced by ” State Second Pension” but very few people realise it was used for paying unemployment benefit and had to be replaced.

So l see this as ” History Repeating  itself as private companies giving to private companies means nothing for the taxpayer but profits for the developer, pension funds and rental companies.

So who takes the risk? The taxpayer not the government as they will get paid back when the development is completed, as they do not want to take the risk!

So even the risk is to be taken by the taxpayer and the profit is to be taken by the private companies. So this is a no risk no payment and good return for this governments ” Cash for Contracts” supporters!

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