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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.

State of Care report finds adult social care is reaching a ‘tipping point’

The annual report by the Care Quality Commission highlighted the growing crisis facing social care, and the subsequent impact on the NHS.

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

“Today’s Care Quality Commission report highlights the fragility of the social care sector because of Government underfunding. This report highlights that after all the warnings the system is now approaching a ‘tipping point’. Disabled and older people rely on social care when they are fragile and often in …

Another month of record-breaking delayed discharge figures


The delayed discharge figures published today by NHS England show that figures are the highest since records first began.

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

“Record breaking delayed discharge figures are continuing to add unnecessary pressure on an already stretched NHS. The figures for August are the highest since records first began, showing the increasing pressure facing the NHS, even during the summer months (1).

“To address the challenges facing the NHS, the Government needs …

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