After the general election results of 12 December 2019 delivered a Conservative majority, it is imperative that the new government moves with speed to address social care reform.
Commenting on the election result, Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum says: –
“We look forward to working with the new government on the reform of social care. Too much time was lost in the last parliament on failing to address this critical domestic priority, and we call on the Conservatives to make a step change in their approach to social care. They went into this election calling themselves the party of the NHS, now is the time to show themselves as the government of social care.”
Whilst acknowledging that the Conservatives did not provide much information in their manifesto about how they would ‘fix social care’, it is important that these details are publicly explored.
“On the campaign trail the government stated that it would hold cross-party talks on social care within the first 100 days of holding office. The clock is ticking – and people who receive care, the workforce, providers and commissioners of care all need to be part of the future solution to get this right. Social care matters to us all. The Prime Minister must understand that in the future oven ready solutions can only come from carefully considering all the ingredients.”
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The National Care Forum (NCF) represents the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers in the United Kingdom. The NCF has been promoting quality care through the not-for-profit care sector for over 25 years and is a leading voice in the sector.
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