A survey by the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) (*), of nearly 4,000 people who need care or look after someone who does reveals the damning reality of a care system that is visibly failing and unfit for purpose. Those relying on care revealed their experiences of poor care – in the worst cases amounting to neglect – at the hands of a care system that is meant to provide a safety net for them but which often lacks the … Read the rest
Unwell, unsafe, and unfed – 4,000 people needing care reveal a shocking picture of neglect in our care system
Co-chair Caroline Abrahams ‘urgent injection of funds needed into social care’
Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a speech today on reform to the social care system and outline seven principals for reform.
Responding to the speech, Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK and co-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance said:
“The devil will be in the detail of the Social Care Green Paper but the ‘seven principles’ Jeremy Hunt announced today are encouraging because they suggest the Paper will consider the things that really … Read the rest