5th July 2023 is the NHS’ 75th birthday. We can’t imagine life without it – but unfortunately, our NHS is facing increasing pressure from the catastrophic issues facing social care.
“A crucial part of the ongoing health of the NHS is having a social care system that ensures people get the care they need to stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.”
1 in every 10 social care posts are vacant. This means more and more … Read the rest
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
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
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
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