Carers Trust responds to Wes Streeting speech at Labour conference
Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has set out plans for social care at the Labour Party conference. Responding to the speech, Carers Trust’s CEO, Kirsty McHugh, said:
“Labour’s commitment to tackling recruitment and retention of social care workers is welcome and desperately needed. The party’s plans for a National Carers Strategy also represent a real opportunity to map out long-term change for carers, who have too often been overlooked by successive governments. Currently, the social care system relies on millions of unpaid carers and the underfunded local organisations that support them. It’s vital they are put at the heart of plans for reform.”
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About Carers Trust
Carers Trust is the UK charity working to transform the lives of unpaid carers across the UK. It partners with its network of local carer organisations to provide funding and support, deliver innovative and evidence-based programmes and raise awareness & influence policy. Carers Trust’s vision is that unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice and resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives.
Carers Trust hosts the Young Carers Alliance, a network of over 180 organisations and 450 individuals committed to improving identification and support for young carers and young adult carers. Carers Trust also hosts the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance, an informal network of young carers services across Scotland. It has 51 members who provide support to young carers.
To find your nearest local carer organisation for advice and support, visit carers.org