I think it’s the same challenge in England without the driver of the WFG Act. In a time of austerity we cannot tinker — the figures just don’t stack up.
You’re right, fundamental change is literally the only option. And I also think you’re right that the only way to do with is services built by, with and for communities. We are enablers and curators and service providers only where we need to be. It’s a massive repositioning of what a local authority/public service is and should be doing.
WFG seems perfect catalyst for that change. What are consequences if it doesn’t happen? Why might it not? How are those blocks dealt with?