15 / 11 / 2019
The Health for Care campaign was launched in March 2019 in response to the growing crisis in social care and increasing challenges facing the health sector. Since then, the campaign has worked with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and other government teams under Theresa May’s leadership and again under Boris Johnson’s premiership in the hope that a social care green or white paper would be published and begin to tackle the challenges head on.
However, there is still no green paper or white paper and no sign of a long-term plan for social care or significant, long-term investment. Patients and families relying on decimated social care services are at a loss and going without the proper care they need to live fulfilled and healthy lives; carers, community support workers and nurses are struggling to meet demand and morale is at an all-time low; and the NHS, local government and third and private sector care providers are under-resourced and unable to deliver the best possible care for patients in the right setting and at the right time.
This campaign pack has been designed for leaders across the health and social care sectors to lobby parliamentary candidates ahead of the general election on 12 December. The Health for Care coalition is keen that as many people and organisations remind politicians of the importance of fixing social care once and for all – so we welcome one and all to join this movement in calling on future MPs to #FixSocialCare.