The co-Chairs of the Care and Support Alliance, Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK and Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK, said:
“Whilst it is encouraging to see the initiation of a cross-party consensus on social care, it is disappointing that the Government still has not yet offered a solution of its own.
Currently, at least 1.5 million people do not get the care they need, with family carers pushed to the brink to care for relatives with little or no support. Millions of disabled adults, older people and carers are in desperate need of adequate funding to the system.
When he became Prime Minister, Boris Johnson pledged to fix social care and he now has the opportunity to take urgent and decisive action. Whilst the Government is facing many other issues, including Coronavirus, reform to the social care system should not be allowed to slip off the radar and continue to face delay.
A decision on a long-term solution is now crucial. No more time should be wasted in the Government implementing a new plan for social care – now is the time for action to #FixSocialCare.”