One of the criteria for a civilized society must surely be how we support the most vulnerable people among us; the elderly; the disabled and those who have long-term illnesses. I’d like to think that this country is civilized enough to do that, and that its leaders are humane enough to consider their responsibility fairly. Sometimes, however, our leaders can be curiously hard of hearing. Let’s hope that this report helps them to hear the voices of those who need to be heard.
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, the Runemarks series, etc