Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis.
The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities.
Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s Chief Executive said:
“UKHCA welcomes the Government’s pledge to address the challenges of social care and bring forward proposals for consultations on the sector. This is vital and urgent.
“The UK needs plans to guarantee a long term sustainable solution to ensure people needing care are properly supported and homecare providers are able to continue delivering that care into the future.
“We must ensure that the consultation adds up to more than just words and results in real positive action.
“It is also vitally important that we do not let the consultation take focus away from the need to address the pressing issues of providing services today. We need the government to make sure that funding provided in the current financial year is adequate and reaches front-line services, where it can make a difference.”