People are starting to talk about the social care crisis. Everyday seems to bring another news story about the social care crisis and politicians are starting to listen.
The Government has promised to consult in 2018 on a long-term solution to social care funding for older people in England in what is officially called a Green Paper.
The Government is also having a separate process to find out how the social care system can work for working age people.
Right now, the Government is deciding what options it should put in the consultation and, unless we take action, there’s a risk that support for carers might be forgotten.
Meet your MP
If you’re a carer – why not meet your MP and tell them why the Green Paper has to include support for carers?
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You can use them to make it as easy as possible for you to meet your MP.
Time for a long-term solution
The Government has recognised that a long-term solution for social care is needed.
However, unless carers get their voices heard, the Government might put forward solutions that mean carers have to pick up more and more caring responsibilities. We know that carers already provide the majority of care, and we know that many are nearing breaking point.
Get your voice heard and make sure support for carers is central to the proposals in the Green Paper.
If you have any questions, get in touch with our Campaigns team.