CSA’s response to Boris Johnson’s proposals to tackle social care

The co-Chairs of the Care and Support Alliance, Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK and Oonagh Smyth, Director of Strategy and Influence at Mencap, said:

“Whilst the Care & Support Alliance welcomes the new Prime Minister’s prioritisation of social care in his domestic agenda, the proposals we have seen trailed in today’s Sun fall far short of what is needed.

The Prime Minister should move quickly to restore … Read the rest

Want the Government to know what your care means to you? CSA is collecting your stories to share with the new Government.

Today, at least 1.4 million are denied the care they need to help them with their illness or condition (that’s more than the population of Birmingham). But those who get good social care describe it as ‘life support’. 

Social care can be the basic help to get you dressed or help with meals, or it can be the support you need to work or live independently.

The Care and Support Alliance, representing over 75 organisations, is calling on the new … Read the rest

Government responds to our petition calling for the publication of care consultation

The Government has responded to the Alliance’s call to publish a consultation on social care in early 2018.

Co-Chairs of the Care and Support Alliance – Caroline Abrahams (Charity Director at Age UK) and Mark Lever (Chief Executive at the National Autistic Society) said:

“We welcome the Government’s response to our petition that received the support of nearly 20,000 people in two weeks. This called for the Government to set out proposals on how to fix our social care system … Read the rest

Sign our social care petition

More than 1 million are going without the basic care they need. It’s unacceptable, and has to change now. Sign our petition if you agree.

 

The Care and Support Alliance, with its 80+ members representing older people, disabled people and their carers, has launched a petition to put pressure on the Government to bring forward their proposals to fix the social care system so it helps all those that need it.

Right now, over one million older and disabled … Read the rest