We are at a crucial moment for social care. Tomorrow is the Queen’s Speech when the Government will set out their legislative programme for the forthcoming session of Parliament.
We need you to tell the Prime Minister that, alongside funding reform, we want a new law on social care to be included in the Queen’s Speech. Otherwise, older and disabled people will have to wait another 18 months before legal change can be made.
Please spend five minutes to contact Number 10. Downing Street to put pressure on the Government using one of the following ways:
If you are not sure what to say, take a look at some of our suggestions below. Feel free to include your own concerns and experiences of care to make it more personal.
For emails and faxes:
Dear Prime Minister
I am writing to you because I am concerned that social care is in crisis and in need of urgent reform.
Many people are being let down by the system meaning that 800,000 older people are unable to get the care they need. Others are suffering as a result of poor quality care and some are forced to give up everything they have to pay for the care they need.
In 2010, the Health Reform White Paper promised legislation in the upcoming session of Parliament to “establish a sustainable legal and financial framework for adult social care.” Without legislation, the crisis will only worsen for those who rely on it to live independent and fulfilled lives.
Alongside taking forward funding reform, I urge you to include a bill on social care in the Queen’s Speech tomorrow. The Government must take action to make the care system work for those who need it.
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