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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.

Care and Support Alliance’s response to National Audit Office (NAO) report ‘Discharging older patients from hospital’

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

“The Government cannot keep ignoring that underfunding social care is short sighted and damaging. It is putting unnecessary pressure on the NHS and worsening people’s health.

“This report highlights that the NHS is losing £820 million a year on treating older patients who no longer need to be in hospital and 2.7 million acute hospital bed days were occupied needlessly. It also highlights that delayed transfers of care have increased …

Concerns that business rate legislation may lead to greater social care inequalities

Legislation announced in the Queens Speech today could lead to greater inequalities in the quality and amount of social care people receive, warn the Care and Support Alliance (CSA).

The Government has announced that Councils will be able to retain 100% of business rate returns. This comes alongside plans announced in the budget to cut business rates by £6.7 billion over the next five years. The CSA is concerned that geographical inequality will emerge as poorer local authorities with higher …

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