Social Care Funding

Tue, 12 February 2013

National Voices’ Response to Government announcements

National Voices gives two cheers to government announcements on social care funding and flags further action needed on social care.

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, says:

“This will be a first step forward in social care funding. It doesn’t happen until after the next election. We are disappointed the government has gone for such a high cap to the amount individuals will have to pay for their own care. The rise in means-tested thresholds is better news for those on lower incomes.  

“We need continued work across the political spectrum to develop this initial offer and communicate it clearly to the public”

“And there is an urgent need for government, local authorities and professionals to address the total funding and quality of social care, and to coordinate it better with health care.”

National Voices is a coalition of 130 health and social care charities.

Here is the Care and Support Alliance's statement.