The Department of Health today welcomed the launch of Facebook places, with the Department hoping it will bring massive cost savings in locating people with dementia.
Around 30,000 people are employed by the Department to try and find lost people which cost around £750 million a year, it is hoped that around £500 million could be saved, by reducing the workforce to only 10,000 people. A spokesman said "It's certainly an idea we are considering, however several issues still remain". The main issue is getting people to remember to check in.
The Department of Justice is also looking into the same idea for people on early release tags, however they believe they can solve the issue by launching the social game "crim-ville", which will automatically check them in when they are in your kitchen.