We believe - passionately - in transparency, fairness and services that are of value to the community. We are trying to disrupt the Good Care Guide because we believe its model fails in the first two of these aims and the fact that there are several similar sites (and will be more) is a failing in trying to achieve the last objective. We are in a position where we can use new cloud services (which in low volumes are free to use) to be disruptive in an attempt to bring about our aims.
I don’t think anyone sensible these days would question the first two objectives, but I have heard that Shaun Gallagher, Director of Social Care Policy at DH, fears that having one site will stifle innovation, and that progress comes from competition.
His view is not uncommon - indeed it is widely held - but that doesn’t necessarily make it right, and I think he should consider the following:
We would welcome your comments on this.
Adult social care technology expert, open source advocate, cyclist, parent, volunteer teacher, former (very easy) world record holder and reluctant blogger.