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Care & Support Alliance

We represent over 75 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.

2015 Budget must protect care funding like the NHS to avoid another winter crisis

Social care funding must be protected in the same way that it is for the NHS in the next Budget or another crisis such as the one seen this winter will be unavoidable, local government leaders are warning today.
The Local Government Association (LGA) are urging the Chancellor to protect social care funding in next month’s Budget to enable councils to support the NHS and prepare for reforms starting as soon as this April.
“The Care & Support Alliance supports …

Cap on care costs consultation published

The Department of Health have today published a consultation on draft regulations and guidance to implement the cap on care costs. The cap is due to be introduced from April 2016 under the Care Act 2014.

Responding to the publication of the consultation, Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care & Support Alliance said of the cap:

“One-in-three people have experience of care – but polling shows the public has no confidence in the system.

“The cap on costs addresses only …

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