The excellent False Economy website shows that in 2013, as part of its Efficiency Review of Services, Calderdale Council has cut the following Health and Social Care services. Mainly the cuts are scores of staff redundancies, as the Council is outsourcing the services to private providers.
So how does that work out? If private providers are cheaper than NHS/Council facilities, you can bet that means they’re paying staff lower wages. I will try and find out.