Today, the Care and Support Alliance launches its new campaign – #KeepYourPromiseBoris.
Over 100 weeks ago, on his first day, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ‘fix social care once and for all.’ But we are still waiting. Millions of people who need decent care are relying on the Prime Minister to keep his promise. Social care was struggling before COVID-19 arrived, but the last fifteen months have made things even worse.
People are being urged to join the campaign and visit www.keepyourpromiseboris.com to write to their MP to make sure the Prime Minister delivers on his promise to ‘fix social care once and for all’ Last month, over 50 charity leaders from across the CSA wrote to the Prime Minister to ask him to fulfil his promise and bring forward proposals on social care reform.
The CSA recently found that since the start of the pandemic, over 2 million adults in England have had their requests for care turned down. The Prime Minister pledged to fix social care in 2019 and now, as we look ahead to life beyond the pandemic, it’s time for him to deliver on his promise.
The CSA believes that with social care reform, including investing more money and giving care workers the career structure, pay and conditions they deserve, we’d have the strong and effective care system our country needs. Millions of older people and disabled people would also be better able to live decently and independently, and millions of unpaid carers would be supported.
Supporters of the campaign can visit the CSA’s micro-site, which will be live for the six-week duration of the campaign, at www.keepyourpromiseboris.com. The site includes a link to write to your MP if you live in England.