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    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the Government’s announcement on setting out proposals for social care

    November 16, 2017

    In response to the Government’s announcement on setting out proposals for social care on Wednesday 16 November, Mark Lever … Read the rest

    Public ‘embarrassed’, as charity uncovers thousands of young disabled adults stuck in older people’s care homes

    November 14, 2017

    England’s social care system is failing thousands of younger disabled adults who are living in older people’s care homes, Read the rest

    Sign our social care petition

    November 1, 2017

    More than 1 million are going without the basic care they need. It’s unacceptable, and has to change now.

    Read the rest

    Government announces a parallel work stream on working age disabled adults for social care

    October 25, 2017

    In response to the Government announcing a parallel work streams on working age disabled adults, when they consult on … Read the rest

    Our response to the CQC State of Care report 2017

    October 10, 2017

    The Care Quality Commission has today published their latest State of Care report.

    Commenting on the findings of the … Read the rest

    Social workers reveal the extent of social care meltdown

    September 20, 2017

    Devastating impact of service cuts on vulnerable people laid bare

     

    The findings of a new survey of social … Read the rest

    Share your social care story with the CSA

    September 19, 2017

    Are you a part of our care system, be it as a care user, carer, social worker or family

    Read the rest

    Caroline Abrahams (Age UK) and Mark Lever (The National Autistic Society) appointed to co-chair the Care and Support Alliance

    July 31, 2017

    The Care and Support Alliance (CSA) has appointed Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, and Mark Lever, Chief … Read the rest

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the ADASS Budget Survey Findings, 2017

    June 28, 2017

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

    “Today’s findings show the grave threat that social care … Read the rest

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the Queen’s Speech

    June 21, 2017

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

    “We welcome the inclusion of the social care consultation … Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance’s response to NHS England’s March 2017 Delayed Transfers of Care Data

    May 11, 2017

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

    “The figures released today highlight the strain our social … Read the rest

    Chair of Care and Support Alliance stepping down

    May 9, 2017

    Today the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) announced that Vicky McDermott will be stepping down as Chair as she … Read the rest

    Take part: survey of social workers’ looks at care package cuts

    April 13, 2017

    Community Care and the Care and Support Alliance have launched a survey asking adult social workers about the decisions … Read the rest

    Spring Budget 2017: CSA Response

    March 8, 2017

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the March Budget, 2017.

    Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support … Read the rest

    Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A&Es

    March 3, 2017

    Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their … Read the rest

    Delayed discharge is an ‘ever increasing problem’

    February 9, 2017

    The Care and Support Alliance responds to the delayed discharge figures published by NHS England.

     Vicky McDermott, Chair of Read the rest

    Delayed discharge continues to strain NHS

    January 12, 2017

    Delayed discharge figures, published today by NHS England, continue to demonstrate the increasing impact of social care underfunding.

    Vicky Read the rest

    Council tax rise to pay for care is ‘a drop in the ocean’

    December 15, 2016

    Today, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid presented the local government settlement, allowing councils to Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance responds to reports that the Government will increase the social care precept

    December 14, 2016

    Reports today suggest that the Government plan to increase the social care precept to 6% over the next year … Read the rest

    Yet another month of record-breaking delayed discharge

    December 9, 2016

    The latest delayed discharge figures published by NHS England show that figures remain at a record-breaking high for the … Read the rest

    Chancellor is ‘deeply irresponsible’ for ignoring social care

    November 23, 2016

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the Government’s Autumn Statement 2016.

    Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and … Read the rest

    Social care sector unites to call for greater funding ahead of Autumn Statement

    November 14, 2016

    This past weekend, the Care and Support Alliance along with leading social care organisations joined together to urge the … Read the rest

    Delayed discharge figures continue to be at a record-breaking high

    November 10, 2016

    The latest delayed discharge figures today published by NHS England, show that figures are the highest they have been … Read the rest

    Social care system is failing young people

    October 28, 2016

    New research from the disability charity Scope has found that the care system is failing to meet the needs … Read the rest

    State of Care report finds adult social care is reaching a ‘tipping point’

    October 13, 2016

    The annual report by the Care Quality Commission highlighted the growing crisis facing social care, and the subsequent impact … Read the rest

    Another month of record-breaking delayed discharge figures

     

    The delayed discharge figures published today by NHS England show that figures are the highest since records first … Read the rest

    Community Care figures show that fewer people are receiving support

    October 5, 2016

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

    “Figures released from NHS Digital today show that fewer … Read the rest

    The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust publish report on social care and older people

    September 15, 2016

    The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have today published their report on social care and older people.

    Vicky McDermott, Read the rest

    Delayed discharge is at record high

    September 8, 2016

    The latest delayed discharge figures published by NHS England today has shown that numbers are the highest since records Read the rest

    Social care continues to account for a third of all delayed discharge

    August 11, 2016

    NHS England have today published the delayed discharge figures for June, which continues to show that social care accounts … Read the rest

    Has the Government made social care less of a priority?

    August 3, 2016

    Conservative Home has today published a comment piece by the Chair of the Care & Support Alliance, Vicky McDermott. … Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance pays tribute to Harold Bodmer

    July 21, 2016

    The Care Sector today have being paying tribute to ADASS President, Harold Bodmer, following the news of his untimely … Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance’s response to Health Committee’s report: Impact of the Spending Review on health and social care

    July 19, 2016

    The Health Select Committee have today published their report following an inquiry into the impact of the Spending Review … Read the rest

    The ADASS Budget Survey makes for grim reading

    July 13, 2016

    The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have today published their annual budget survey.

    Vicky McDermott, Chair Read the rest

    Department for Communities and Local Government publish new figures on councils adult social care spend

    June 30, 2016

    The Department for Communities and Local Goverment have published new figures showing local councils are planning to invest an … Read the rest

    Latest delayed discharge figures continue to show the impact of social care underfunding

    June 9, 2016

    NHS England have today released the delayed discharge figures for April.

    Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance’s response to National Audit Office (NAO) report ‘Discharging older patients from hospital’

    May 26, 2016

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

    “The Government cannot keep ignoring that underfunding social care … Read the rest

    Concerns that business rate legislation may lead to greater social care inequalities

    May 18, 2016

    Legislation announced in the Queens Speech today could lead to greater inequalities in the quality and amount of social … Read the rest

    Impact of social care underfunding is evident with the delayed discharge figures for March

    May 12, 2016

    NHS England have today published the delayed discharge figures for March 2016, which again show that over 30% of … Read the rest

    February delayed discharge figures show impact of social care underfunding on NHS

    April 14, 2016

    Care and Support Alliance’s response to NHS England Delayed Transfer of Care Data, February (Figures released 9.30am Thursday 14… Read the rest

    CSA responds to the Goverment’s Budget

    March 16, 2016

    For immediate release 16th March

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the Government’s Budget March 2016

    Vicky … Read the rest

    CSA response to the January delayed discharge figures

    March 10, 2016

    NHS England released its latest stats on delayed discharge from hospital this morning:

    https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/delayed-transfers-of-care-data-2015-16/

    • 61.0% of all delays in
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    CSA responds to the new social care precept figures published by LGA

    February 23, 2016

    The Local Government Association have today published the results of their survey, which has found that 9 in 10 … Read the rest

    CSA responds to the latest delayed discharge figures

    February 11, 2016

    NHS England have today published the latest figures on delayed discharge.

    The Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, Read the rest

    NHS and Social Care Commission Debate: Summary

    January 29, 2016

    Community and Social Care Minister Alistair Burt has told MPs that the Government does not support the call for … Read the rest

    Social care: in Parliament

    January 26, 2016

    Our public affairs work has resulted in an increased focus on care in Parliament. In the last Prime Ministers … Read the rest

    CSA responds to the potential changes to the Attendance Allowance

    December 17, 2015

    Today, the Government have announced plans to consult on devolving responsibility of Attendance Allowance, the benefit offered to older … Read the rest

    Lack of social care funding will have devastating impact on NHS

    December 10, 2015

    The Care and Support Alliance has released the following statement in reference to today’s report from the Nuffield Trust … Read the rest

    Social Care Sector Response to the Spending Review

    December 9, 2015

    The Care and Support Alliance have today sent a joint sector letter to the Chancellor, George Osborne, the Health … Read the rest

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the Spending Review

    November 25, 2015

    Care and Support Alliance Press Release

    Wednesday 25th November 2015

    The Spending Review: Chancellor Fails Social Care Test

    Today … Read the rest

    Leading organisations write to the Prime Minister outlining the growing evidence that social care is in crisis

    November 18, 2015

    Dear Prime Minister,

    Our organisations all submitted representations to HM Treasury to inform the forthcoming spending review. We all … Read the rest

    Call to Action: Write to Corbyn

    November 9, 2015

    This is a key moment for social care funding, as we are fast approaching the Government’s Spending Review on … Read the rest

    A year on from Baker Commission: Social Care In a Bleaker State

    It has been a year since the Baker Commission published its ‘new settlement’ for social care, which called for … Read the rest

    Leading organisations call on the Government to invest critically needed funds into social care

    November 6, 2015

    The Telegraph has today published a letter signed by the Care and Support Alliance the Care Providers Alliance (CPA), … Read the rest

    Leading organisations call for urgent investment into social care system

    November 5, 2015

    Ahead of the 2015 Spending Review, organisations from across the care sector have called on the government to commit … Read the rest

    King’s Fund report shows the impact underfunded social care is having on the NHS

    October 22, 2015

    The King’s Fund has today (22nd October 2015) published its 17th Quarterly Monitoring report on NHS performance. … Read the rest

    Care Quality Commission report is further evidence of the social care crisis

    October 15, 2015

    The Care Quality Commission, who are the independent regulator for health and social care in England, released a report … Read the rest

    #SaveOurHomecare Thunderclap highlights the underfunding of homecare services

    October 5, 2015

    Care & Support Alliance member United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) have launched an e-petition to lobby the Government to … Read the rest

    Care sector calls on Government to address care crisis

    September 21, 2015

    The Care and Support Alliance has joined forces with the Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS), the Care … Read the rest

    New evidence from Age UK strengthens call for greater investment in care

    September 10, 2015

    Age UK have today called on the Government to invest an additional sum of less than four per cent … Read the rest

    Capping care costs: Telegraph letter from CSA Chair (24 July 2015)

    July 24, 2015

    Capping care costs

    SIR – Last week, the Government announced plans to delay the implementation of a cap on … Read the rest

    CSA responds to care cap deferral (17 July 2015)

    July 17, 2015

    The Care and Support Alliance has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will delay the introduction of a care … Read the rest

    The Budget: more money for health, but offers nothing to a social care system in crisis (8 July 2015)

    July 8, 2015

    The Government has today reaffirmed its commitment to NHS England’s Five Year Forward view, committing the additional £8 billion … Read the rest

    Over a million older people are now struggling to cope alone, Age UK warn ahead of the Budget (7 July 2015)

    July 7, 2015

    The number of older people who have difficulty with basic tasks such as getting out of bed, washing and … Read the rest

    Vicky McDermott elected chair of the CSA

    June 23, 2015

    The Care and Support Alliance has today elected a new Chair, the Chief Executive of Papworth Trust Vicky McDermott. … Read the rest

    NAO report reaffirms risk that Care Act proves ‘built on sand’ (11 June 2015)

    June 11, 2015

    The National Audit Office is today warning that local authorities face serious financial pressures, with increasing demand for adult … Read the rest

    ADASS make urgent plea to protect essential care for vulnerable people (4 June)

    June 4, 2015

    The annual Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) budget survey report, published today, highlights the worsening crisis … Read the rest

    Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Health Secretary

    May 13, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that Jeremy Hunt will continue as Secretary of State for Health, following the … Read the rest

    Telling the human stories of a care system in crisis

    April 10, 2015

    Through our work on the Care Act, the CSA has shown that when we work together we can have … Read the rest

    Care Act comes into force: “built on sand” without adequate funding

    April 1, 2015

    The Care & Support Alliance is warning that the Government’s flagship changes to the social care system, which are … Read the rest

    Three-quarters of MPs support protection of social care funding

    March 30, 2015

    Three-quarters of MPs agree that central government funding for adult social care should be protected in the same way … Read the rest

    The Care Act: ‘national government must invest so councils can deliver’

    This week, on April 1, the long-anticipated Care Act comes into force. Chair of the Care & Support Alliance, Read the rest

    CSA Response to 2015 Budget

    March 18, 2015

    Today Chancellor George Osborne set out his last budget before the election. The Care and Support Alliance is disappointed … Read the rest

    RCGP and CSA members respond to GP poll findings

    March 13, 2015

    The Royal College of General Practitioners

    Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said:

    “GPs … Read the rest

    Social care cuts piling pressure on GPs, CSA polling shows

    Almost 90% of GPs fear that social care services are not providing a sufficient level of care for patients, … Read the rest

    The BCF prioritises NHS spending over social care, MPs find

    February 26, 2015

    NHS spending is being prioritised above social care and care services are unlikely to be protected to the extent … Read the rest

    Funding reform needed to save adult social care from collapse, say local government Commission

    February 18, 2015

    The Independent Commission on Local Government Finance has today published a report warning that adult social care is facing … Read the rest

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

    February 16, 2015

    Social care funding must be protected in the same way that it is for the NHS in the next … Read the rest

    Literature and visuals

    February 5, 2015

    Here you’ll find resources for use at General Election local hustings or other such events. This includes our latest … Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance Brand Assets

    The CSA logo, avatars, roundel and brand guidelines.… Read the rest

    Cap on care costs consultation published

    February 4, 2015

    The Department of Health have today published a consultation on draft regulations and guidance to implement the cap on … Read the rest

    Cap on care costs addresses only “small part of the problem”

    January 28, 2015

    The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s (28 January). The “care calculator” … Read the rest

    CSA response to Labour’s 10 year plan for health and social care

    January 27, 2015

    The Labour Party has today (27 January) announced its 10 year plan for health and social care in England.… Read the rest

    CSA co-signs LGA letter: Spending cuts have left the NHS and social care in crisis

    Local government, health and social care leaders have signed a letter published in today’s Observer (25 January) warning we … Read the rest

    Age UK report “reveals scale of social care crisis”

    January 26, 2015

    Responding to the publication of new figures by Age UK showing the extent of cuts to the social care … Read the rest

    Chronic underfunding in social care adding to A&E pressures as waiting times hit record high (6 Jan)

    January 25, 2015

    Responding to the publication today (6 Jan) by NHS England of A&E waiting times in the week before Christmas, … Read the rest

    CSA response to £25 million social care funding to ease A&E pressures

    January 21, 2015

    Ministers have approved an emergency injection of £25m for social care for older people in areas where hospitals are … Read the rest

    Squeeze on social care intensifies pressure on NHS: emergency admissions at record high (19 December)

    December 19, 2014

    NHS England have today (19 December) released their weekly ‘winter health check’, the last of 2014, further revealing the  … Read the rest

    The Telegraph launches Justice for the Elderly campaign: CSA response (13 December 2014)

    December 15, 2014

    On 13 December, the Telegraph newspaper launched their Justice for the Elderly campaign, demanding ‘radical reforms to ensure that … Read the rest

    CSA response to Autumn Statement commitment to extra NHS funding (3 December 2014)

    December 3, 2014

    Today the Chancellor, George Osborne, confirmed £2bn of extra annual funding for the national health service in his Autumn … Read the rest

    Careweneed.com: See the facts and compare your views on care

    November 5, 2014

    The Care & Support Alliance has developed an online tool which reveals key statistics about social care in each … Read the rest

    CSA response to Better Care Fund announcement (30 October 2014)

    October 30, 2014

    Today (30 October), the Department of Communities and Local Government, and the Department of Health, approved local plans for … Read the rest

    CSA members respond to the Government’s new national eligibility criteria for care (23 Oct 2014)

    October 23, 2014

    Age UK

    Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said:

    “It is hugely disappointing that the new national eligibility … Read the rest

    New care overhaul leaves 300k older and disabled people struggling to live on their own (23 Oct 2014)

    Care & Support Alliance Press Release: New care overhaul leaves 300k older and disabled people struggling to live on Read the rest

    CSA response to the Alzheimer’s Society’s report on care costs for people with dementia (10 Sept 2014)

    September 10, 2014

    Responding to today’s news about dementia care, Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

    “Today’s shock … Read the rest

    CSA Press Release: The English public has given a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the care system (31 August 2014)

    August 31, 2014

    See coverage by Sky News and The Sunday Telegraph: 

    http://news.sky.com/story/1327512/warning-over-dramatic-rationing-of-care  

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11063984/Only-one-in-four-have-faith-in-system-to-care-for-them-in-old-age.html

    75 leading charities: one of the largest ever Read the rest

    CSA responds to Age UK estimates of almost 900,000 older people with unmet care needs

    August 14, 2014

    Richard Hawkes, chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

    “Every day, our 75 organisations hear horror stories of Read the rest

    CSA responses to the 2014 Care Act consultation

    August 8, 2014

    The consultation on the regulations and guidance to the 2014 Care Act opened on 6 June.

    Throughout the consultation, … Read the rest

    E-action – national eligibility criteria consultation (July 2014)

    July 28, 2014

    Age UK have put together an e-action that makes it easy for people to respond to the consultation on … Read the rest

    CSA Press Release: Response to Public Accounts Committee Report on Adult Social Care (10 July 2014)

    July 14, 2014

    On 10 July, the Public Accounts Committee published a report expressing concern over the care reforms.

    The Committee said … Read the rest

    CSA Press Release: Response to ADASS survey of social care budgets (02 July 2014)

    July 2, 2014

    Today the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have released their influential annual survey of social care … Read the rest

    CSA members respond to Government’s proposed eligibility criteria for social care (06 June 2014)

    June 6, 2014

    The Government has today published its proposals for who will and who won’t get social care from 2015 under … Read the rest

    CSA Press Release: CSA Response to Government plans for who gets care from 2015 (06 June 2014)

    The Government has today published its proposals for who will and who won’t get social care from 2015 under … Read the rest

    CSA press statement on Better Care Fund (7 May 2014)

    May 7, 2014

    Richard Hawkes, chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:
    “The care system is on its knees. Integration of … Read the rest

    CSA Press Release: People who can’t move around their home won’t get support under care plans (26 March 2014)

    March 26, 2014

    People who need help to move around their home, to communicate with family and friends or take part in … Read the rest

    CSA response to the Budget (19 March 2014)

    March 19, 2014

    Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

    “The Chancellor is clear the recovery must be about … Read the rest

    Tell George Osborne to end the care crisis on 19th March

    March 17, 2014

    The Care and Support Alliance is calling on the Chancellor George Osborne to urgently invest in care on Budget … Read the rest

    13 March 2014 – CSA response to NAO report: Adult Social Care in England

    March 13, 2014

    Responding the National Audit Office report: Adult Social Care in England, Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care and Read the rest

    CSA respond to the first day of Care Bill report stage

    March 11, 2014

    Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance said:

    “The social care system is on its knees. Chronic … Read the rest

    High cost of care

    March 10, 2014

    The Telegraph published our joint letter with ADASS, LGA and SOLACE this morning, ahead of the Care Bill second

    Read the rest

    People who don’t get care support are nearly 1/3 more likely to end up in hospital

    March 8, 2014

    People who don’t get care support at home are nearly a third more likely to end up in hospitalRead the rest

    Joint Care Bill amendment with LGA and ADASS

    March 6, 2014

    The CSA have agreed the wording of an amendment with the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of … Read the rest

    The Oldham Report

    March 4, 2014

    Sir John Oldham, a former Department of Health lead on quality and innovation, is publishing an independent report into Read the rest

    CSA respond to health select committee report

    February 12, 2014

    Councils in England ‘pay too little for homecare’

    February 4, 2014

    Today BBC released a news story showing most councils in England pay less than the recommended minimum for personal … Read the rest

    MP’s debate eligibility amendment to Care Bill

    January 14, 2014

    Today MPs debate the Government’s Care Reforms.

    Former Care Minister Paul Burstow is fronting a cross-party bid to make … Read the rest

    Former Care Minister: ‘Reforms must go further’

    • Former Care Minister wants care reforms to go further
    • Adults receiving day-to-day help at home and in the community
    Read the rest

    Half a million older and disabled people lose care since start of recession

    December 15, 2013

    Changes in the patterns of social care provision in England:

    2005/6 to 2012/13

    The Care and Support Alliance

    The … Read the rest

    Press release: LSE research

    LSE research: Half a million older and disabled people lose care since start of recession

    – Embargo: not for
    Read the rest

    CSA respond to Autumn statement

    December 5, 2013

    Richard Hawkes, Chair of the CSA, said:

    “If this Government wants to ease the pressure on A&E this winter, … Read the rest

    Joint letter to the Chancellor

    Our joint letter has been published in The Times this morning, see the article here; http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3939948.ece

    Sir,

    The winter … Read the rest

    CSA respond to Labour’s care cost cap story

    November 14, 2013

    See story;

    BBC News
    Daily Express

    Richard Hawkes, chair of the Care and Support Alliance, says:

    “The social care … Read the rest

    Care Bill will change lives – but the Government must go further

    October 22, 2013

    More than a quarter of a million older and disabled people who need support for day-to-day tasks, and the … Read the rest

    #WhatDoYouDoWithYours?

    October 16, 2013

    From Friday 18th October, the Care and Support Alliance are asking #WhatDoYouDoWithYours? Do you go to Read the rest

    Government backs to right to advocacy in Care Bill

    October 9, 2013

    The Care and Support Alliance has welcomed a Government decision to guarantee that tens of thousands of people each … Read the rest

    Response to the Spending Review

    June 27, 2013

    Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance said: “The Care and Support Alliance is pleased that the … Read the rest

    Time to invest in care

    June 12, 2013

    Last chance to tell the Government to invest in care!

    May 31, 2013

    There are just weeks to go before the Chancellor will announce its Spending Review – which will decide spending Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance Briefing on Second Reading of Care Bill

    May 16, 2013

    Read the Care & Support Alliance Briefing for the Second Readin of the care Bill

    Care Bill 2nd Reading Read the rest

    Queen’s speech announces new Care Bill

    May 8, 2013

    Responding to the inclusion of a Care Bill in today’s Queen’s Speech, Richard Hawkes, Chair of the Care & Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance briefing on Queen’s Speech

    May 7, 2013

    Care and Support Alliance briefing on Queen’s Speech
    Proposed reforms welcome – but not enough on their own

    The … Read the rest

    Tell the Government to use its Spending Review to end the crisis in care funding

    April 8, 2013

    Today the Care and Support Alliance launches it’s online action, calling on Jeremy Hunt MP to use the upcoming … Read the rest

    Care and Support Alliance Response to Joint Committee Report on the Draft Care and Support Bill

    March 19, 2013

    The Care and Support Alliance today warned that the promise of social care reform was being threatened by a Read the rest

    Government announces cap on long-term care costs

    February 11, 2013

    Simon Gillespie, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance responded to the Secretary of State’s statement on proposals for Read the rest

    Announcement on long-term care funding expected

    Responding to the reports in the weekend’s press about an imminent announcement on social care funding.

    Simon Gillespie, Chair Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance Evidence to the Joint Committee on the draft Care and Support Bill

    February 8, 2013

    The Care & Support Alliance submitted evidence to the Joint Committee of Parliamentarians scrutinising the draft Care and Support … Read the rest

    CSA Chair, Simon Gillespie, speaks about care costs cap on Radio 4’s You and Yours programme

    January 9, 2013

    Care & Support Alliance Chair, Simon Gillespie, spoke to the Radio 4 You and Yours programme as part of … Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance responds to Mid-Term Review

    January 7, 2013

    Reacting to the Coalition’s Mid-Term Review published today, Chair of the Care & Support Alliance, Simon Gillespie said:

    “Eighteen … Read the rest

    Archbishop of Westminster calls for urgent reform of the care system

    November 28, 2012

    Archbishop of Westminster tells Parliamentarians care reform is a fundamental test for society

    In a speech to Parliamentarians and … Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance response to draft Care and Support Bill

    October 19, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance has submitted a joint response to the Government’s consultation on the draft Care & … Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance welcomes reports of a care cost cap

    August 16, 2012

    Responding to reports in the media that the Government intend to implement the Dilnot Commission’s reccomendation of a cap Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance condemns care funding delays

    July 11, 2012

    Charities welcome structural reform of care system but say older and disabled people will feel ‘betrayed by delay’ on Read the rest

    One year on from Dilnot: 9 in 10 of public reject current social care system

    July 4, 2012

    One year after the Dilnot Commission’s report into the funding of long term care,  an ICM poll reveals that … Read the rest

    Alliance calls for action from cross-party talks

    June 6, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance has written to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition Read the rest

    Open letter calls for leadership on social care from PM

    May 8, 2012

    An unprecedented group of health and social care leaders have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, published … Read the rest

    Take action online

    March 14, 2012

    Following our Care Lobby last week, where over 1,000 older and disabled people, families and carers lobbied MPs in … Read the rest

    ‘End the care crisis now’ MPs told by older and disabled campaigners

    March 7, 2012

    Yesterday nearly a thousand older and disabled people travelled from around the country, and as far as Newcastle and … Read the rest

    Lobby of Parliament today!

    March 6, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance lobby of Parliament is taking place today with around 1,000 older and disabled people, … Read the rest

    Don’t let us down on care funding reform, alliance tells Andrew Lansley

    March 5, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance has written an open letter to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley with a warning that … Read the rest

    Tell your MP to act on social care reform

    March 1, 2012

    For much of the last year we have been asking for your help in telling the government why it … Read the rest

    Response to Select Committee care report

    February 8, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance has responded to a report from the cross-party Health Select Committee, into social Read the rest

    Reform ‘makes financial sense’

    January 26, 2012

    That was the conclusion of a major meeting organised by the Care & Support Alliance on 24th January.

    Care … Read the rest

    ‘The care system is in crisis. To deny this is woefully wrong’

    January 22, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance today submitted a letter to the Observer, in response to claims that ‘there is … Read the rest

    Cross-party talks kick off

    January 16, 2012

    The Care & Support Alliance has warmly welcomed the start of cross-party talks on the future of social care.… Read the rest

    Experts call for urgent reform of the care system in open letter to Prime Minister

    January 3, 2012

    In an open letter published in The Telegraph today, Care & Support Alliance members have joined over 60 signatories … Read the rest

    Caring for our future response

    December 12, 2011

    The Care & Support Alliance has submitted full evidence to the Government’s recent Caring for our Future consultation.

    The … Read the rest

    MPs to debate future of care as care charities call for action

    November 10, 2011

    In response to the Backbench Business Committee’s Westminster Hall debate on the funding of social care, the Care & … Read the rest

    Care & Support Alliance submission: Health Select Committee Social Care Inquiry

    October 28, 2011

    In September 2011 the Commons Select Committee launched an inquiry into the reform of social care. The purpose of

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    The Care & Support Alliance welcomes the Government’s engagement exercise

    October 26, 2011

    Today 20 charities from the Care & Support Alliance welcomed the Government’s announcement of an engagement exercise to build … Read the rest

    Conservative Party Conference – Care & Support: Decision Time live-blog

    October 4, 2011

    The third Care & Support Alliance Care and Support: Decision Time debate took place on Monday 3rd October at … Read the rest

    Why our care system is in crisis

    July 21, 2011

    The Care & Support Alliance has published an analysis of why the social care system is in urgent need … Read the rest

    The Care and Support Alliance’s response to the Dilnot Report

    July 4, 2011

    Twenty three members of the Care & Support Alliance have released a joint statement welcoming today’s report from the

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