The National Care Forum (NCF) is the leading association for not for profit social care and support organisations. Responding to the announcement of plans to bolster social care over winter made by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Thérèse Coffey today, Professor Vic Rayner OBE, CEO of the NCF said:
“The NCF welcomes social care being high on the priorities of the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. However, the scant detail outlined in the plan makes it difficult to understand whether it will make the urgent and immediate impact that everyone receiving care and support, and working across the care sector needs. The talk is of prevention as a priority, yet the main actions and resource appear to focus squarely on hospital discharge. The government has to wake up to the massive challenge facing the social care workforce and outline a strategic workforce plan that addresses pay, terms and conditions in a meaningful way. Short term discharge funding will not undo systemic inequities those receiving and delivering care face day in day out.”
Note to Editors:
- The National Care Forum brings together 160 of the UK’s leading social care organisations, representing large numbers of care providers, offering thousands of services across the country, which are not for profit and always at the heart of community provision. Collectively, these organisations deliver more than £2.2 billion of social care and support to more than 217,000 people in 8,300 settings. The NCF membership body collectively employs more than 117,000 staff and 14,000 volunteers.
- More information is available on the National Care Forum at www.nationalcareforum.org.uk. @NCFCareForum @vicrayner @NCF_Liz
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