The first time my mother met my bishop, he was wearing his pyjamas and having a fag in the garden. I should emphasise here
There is a common refrain in the care sector: we need a cross-party commission/agreement to tackle the care crisis. There
When people ask me how I can dare do stand-up comedy - on the grounds that it must be terrifying to risk humiliation in front of a crowd of people - I always say that it's nothing, nothing, nothing like as frightening as leading a funeral.
We all know it. Older people live it and younger generations understand it. Think tanks continue to issue warnings about it. The health and social care sector, politicians and the media have raised the alarm about it. Yet successive governments ignore it.