Lack of money for social care is alarming – Budget 2017


Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of the MS Society, said:

“This Budget will come as a huge disappointment to people with MS. The additional NHS investment, while welcome, falls far short of the extra £4bn a year health leaders say is needed. This risks undermining not only recent exciting developments in MS treatments, but also quality and access to NHS services.


“The fact there is no more money for social care is even more alarming, and provides nothing to prevent the current crisis from worsening. The system desperately needs money now. Already one in three people with MS are struggling without the proper care they need.


“Unless the health and social care funding gap is addressed, people with MS, their families and carers will continue to pay the price for a system unable to cope with demand.”



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