Wednesday, August 21, 2019

It's time to declare a social care emergency

BLOG: MPs endorsed a motion to declare a climate and environment emergency. It’s a positive step for the country to take an active role in finding a solution to these problems. But another issue has been missed off the agenda: social care.

The NHS makes headlines all the time, but there is less focus on social care, which is chronically underfunded. During the EU referendum campaign, Boris Johnson was one of the politicians promising £350m a week for the NHS on our exit from the European Union. The health service was founded on the principle of universal healthcare free at the point of use. It assesses a person’s clinical need, not their ability to pay, and people using social care should be treated in the same way. Read More