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Care & Support Alliance

We represent over 80 of Britain’s leading charities campaigning alongside the millions of older people, disabled people and their carers who deserve decent care. We believe there is a strong case for change and are working with our members towards reform.

Delayed discharge continues to strain NHS

Delayed discharge figures, published today by NHS England, continue to demonstrate the increasing impact of social care underfunding.

Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance said:

“These figures give us an indication of the state of the NHS itself and clearly it’s in a critical condition, with today’s numbers being the highest recorded in the month of November since records began (1).

“The Government needs to find a cure to the unnecessary pressure social care is placing on …

Council tax rise to pay for care is ‘a drop in the ocean’

Today, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid presented the local government settlement, allowing councils to increase council tax by 6% over two years to raise extra funds for adult social care.

Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

“We welcome any extra money for our chronically underfunded care system which currently leaves at least 1 million older and disabled people without the care they need.

“But this temporary injection of cash is a …

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