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MHA statement – General Election result

Sam Monaghan, Chief Executive of MHA

 

We extend our congratulations to Keir Starmer and the Labour Party and look forward to working with the new government to realise our ambitions for the social care sector.

 

This is a crucial time for everyone working in social care, with 152,000 staff vacancies and half a million people waiting for a care assessment. There’s also a £2.9bn chasm between the funding that’s currently available from central government and the cost of delivering care. Within its manifesto, Labour’s National Care Service and fair pay deal were encouraging signs that the party recognises the challenges we face, as were its plans to tie workforce planning, skills and immigration together.

 

Funding is at the heart of these issues, however, and the sector can’t afford to wait for change. Social care must be a key priority and we hope the new government can immediately begin to deliver on its commitment to long term funding reform. We will help and advise in any way we can to ensure that this happens.

 

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