Sign our letter today to end the care crisis
After surveying nearly 4,000 people, the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) uncovered a shocking picture of neglect. People are unable to get the basic care and support they need and enough is enough. Find out more.
Can you help? Fill in the form to join us in writing to Jeremy Hunt. The more names we gather, the harder it will be for the minister to ignore.
Dear Jeremy Hunt,
It is beyond dispute that our adult social care system is now broken and fundamentally unfit for purpose. Today, over a million older and disabled people are struggling every day without the basic care and support they require.
New research with nearly 4,000 adults of all ages who need care or who look after someone with care needs reveals a distressing picture of appalling failings. It also shows the devastating impact on hundreds of thousands of people who deserve much better:
- 1 in 4 are unable to maintain the basics, including washing, getting dressed and going to the toilet.
- 1 in 5 have gone without meals due to a lack of care and support.
- 1 in 4 said they needed hospital treatment and 1 in 8 told us they’ve been delayed leaving hospital because of not being able to get the care they need.
The ‘Voices from the social care crisis’ report found that the lack of decent, reliable care and support is a problem right across the country, not just in some unfortunate local areas. Families and friends are being pushed to breaking point as they are having to step in when care is desperately needed but is not being provided.
However, with the right support, people can live the lives they want to, play an active part in their communities, avoid loneliness and enter or maintain paid employment.
The Social Care Green Paper is your opportunity to change things.
The Government must:
- Fill the current £2.5 billion funding gap now.
- In the Green Paper – show how we can fix the broken care system for everyone, regardless of age or condition.
- Make the case for a long-term funding settlement – that addresses the shocking levels of unmet need and takes unnecessary pressure off the NHS. People must be able to get the high quality care they need, no matter where they live.
Social care needs to work for everyone, and now is the time to make this a reality.
Please take this chance to finally fix our broken system.