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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.

The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust publish report on social care and older people

The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have today published their report on social care and older people.

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

“Social care is life support. It’s as basic as washing and dressing. Yet while more and more people need it less get it because of chronic underfunding. It’s just staggering that 26 per cent fewer people now get help than just 6 years ago.

“This is the latest bit of evidence that social …

Delayed discharge is at record high

The latest delayed discharge figures published by NHS England today has shown that numbers are the highest since records began in 2010. You can find out more information here.

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

“More people are being kept in hospital unnecessarily because of failures in the health and social care system. Delayed discharge is at a record high, with figures for August showing the highest monthly level since records began in 2010 (1). This …

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