In a letter to the Prime Minister, NHS leaders welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to ‘fix the crisis in social care once and for all’ and urge him to take action now. They have pledged their support and are calling for:
- Cross-party talks to help deliver a more sustainable social care system, backed up by a long-term financial settlement
- Immediate funding increases in the upcoming one-year government spending review that is being conducted this autumn to shore up care services in the short term
- Genuine long-term funding alongside key reforms to help deliver a solution for social care that lasts a generation and more. This must include a widening of the eligibility criteria to ensure those people most in need get the care and support they require.
The letter and petition have been organised by the NHS Confederation, which leads the Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations who have joined forces to make the case for social care.