Welcome to the
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 NHS England’s March 2017 Delayed Transfers of Care Data

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

“The figures released today highlight the strain our social care system is under.  Delays attributed to social care have soared by 23 per cent in the last year alone (1). These delayed discharge figures are one of the indicators that social care services simply aren’t there to help people who need it. Another is the reality that at least 1.2 million older people and disabled people currently don’t have the …

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 …

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