Social care reform can’t be put off

Care home residents, their families and care workers will feel angry at the absence of a plan

Responding to comments from the chancellor today (Thursday) that the government has yet to devise a solution to the social care crisis, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Rishi Sunak’s admission that there’s no plan for social care reform is a damning indictment of the government’s repeated failure to come up with a solution for a sector in crisis.

“Care home residents, their families and care workers who’ve been through the trauma of the last year will feel angry and disappointed at the complete absence of a plan.

“Ministers need to get a grip of this issue now. The elderly and the vulnerable, and the staff who’ve put their health on the line to care for them, deserve nothing less.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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