Overcoming the crisis in social care
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It is time for those receiving care (or left out of care) their relatives, care workers and family carers have their say!
Starting with the Royal Commission in 1998, at least 30 commissions, reviews, research studies, and even the Equalities Commission have found that our Social Care Service is not fit for purpose. Now this crisis and its impact on the NHS is hardly out of the news, and various proposals are coming forward from politicians to deal with this.
What’s more important, our family members, friends and neighbours are suffering as a result of this crisis; doctors, nurses and care workers are finding it more and more difficult to cope and government funding cuts are creating impossible situations for local councils.
We want to give those on the receiving end a chance to make their voices heard.
WE ARE DEMANDING:
- GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE COUNCILS WITH ENOUGH FUNDING FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTY OF CARE!
- NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO LOSE THEIR HOME TO PAY FOR CARE
- SOCIAL CARE SHOULD BE SHARED ACROSS SOCIETY. IT SHOULD BE TAX-FUNDED WITH INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS PAYING 1% ADDITIONAL TAX TO FUND THESE SERVICES SO THAT THEY ARE FREE TO ALL, LIKE THE NHS
- WE CALL ON ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES TO SUPPORT THIS POLICY
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