Start reform of social care now – open letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer & Secretary of State for Health & Social Care from social care leaders
I support this Open Letter and urge you to do so also.
Social Care has been in crisis for way too long and this Government and all previous Governments have totally ignored the continuing decline in Social Care, mainly due to lack of long term sustainable financing.
It is the poor relation of health, but they are both inter-related, for insufficient social care means that the call on health resourses will be greater.
Before COVID there was a need for much better financing, but COVID has only made it much worse.
This can’t be ignored any longer and immediate action has to be taken now. So please support by sharing
Dear Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP and Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock MP
SOCIAL CARE REFORM
We are writing as leaders of organisations that represent adult social care nationally to urge the Government to act now on reform of England’s social care system and publish its proposals before the Summer Recess. In common with all people who draw on care and support, and colleagues working across social care, we are clear that the time to deliver reform is now. Reform must be underpinned by a positive vision: ‘We all want to live in the place we call home with the people and things that we love, in communities where we look out for one another, doing the things that matter to us’, as Social Care Future put it.
Transforming social care so that it is sustainable and helps…
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