Your Choice Barnet was the private company set up by Barnet Council to provide adult social care. The company was set up because Barnet Cocuncil have a right wing ideological aversion to council services being provided by the council. Although the company is a private company officially, Barnet Council are the sole shareholders.
The company declare they are nt for profit, which is technically true as they make a loss and need a taxpayer funded baleout. They claim that they are responsive to user needs, but users have no say in the running of the company. There is meant to be user representation on the board, but the election of a representative caused much suspicion amongst users and carers, amid tales of non delivery of ballot papers etc.
Services have been cut, salariesof staff have been cut and the people at the top have rather hefty salaries. The company gives the impression of being rather management heavy.
My question is - What is the point of Your Choice Barnet? Answers please?