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United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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UKHCA Media Release

UKHCA's response to PM's pledge to fix 'social care crisis' one year on - 24/07/2020

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now been in position for one year this week.

Here is UKHCA's response to his first year as PM, from Policy Director Colin Angel:

"The Prime Minister pledged to ˜fix the crisis in social care', giving every older person the dignity and security they deserve. He referred to having a clear plan of reform, but there was no detail, other than protecting people from selling their homes to pay for care.

"Government's response to coronavirus has delayed progress on reform, but we have seen little evidence that it is prepared to deal with the size of the problem, or that planning is at an advanced stage.

"Older and disabled people's needs cannot continue to be ignored. The NHS and social care depend on each other, but are funded and organised completely differently. Without radical change, people with care needs will continue to receive services rationed by underfunding and started far too late to prevent their independence deteriorating."

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