Welcome to the
Care & Support Alliance

We represent over 75 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.

Vicky McDermott elected chair of the CSA

The Care and Support Alliance has today elected a new Chair, the Chief Executive of Papworth Trust Vicky McDermott. She replaces Richard Hawkes of Scope who stepped down in May. Sue Brown, Head of Public Policy at Sense will remain the Vice-Chair.

She takes over as Chair at a crucial time with a new Government just elected a little over a month ago. The scale of the challenge to social care is clear and the Alliance will continue its call …

NAO report reaffirms risk that Care Act proves ‘built on sand’ (11 June 2015)

The National Audit Office is today warning that local authorities face serious financial pressures, with increasing demand for adult social care as their budgets continue to be cut.

The NAO report on the first-phase of the Care Act reforms found that the Department of Health has implemented the first phase of the 2014 Care Act well. However, it also says that going forward, funding could prove insufficient to meet the new duties under the Act, particularly regarding carers’ assessments.


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