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The latest news from our campaigners.

Martin in a countryside setting

Martin's story — the state of social care in Great Britain in 2016

1 December 2016

Martin dreams of living with his family, but the flexibility of care and support he needs just isn't available.

Social care missing from government spending plans

29 November 2016

Last week the chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his autumn statement. Natasha Jetha discusses why we are disappointed the government failed to include social care.

Wendy outside her home

Wendy's story — the state of social care in Great Britain in 2016

24 November 2016

The lack of social care means Wendy can only go out for two hours every fortnight, with a carer paid for by her family.

Peter Jenkins responds to the autumn statement

23 November 2016

Our campaigns director responds to the lack of an announcement on social care funding in the autumn statement.

Martin, Lynne, Julie, Wendy, Joan and Lee

Seven things the UK governments could announce to fix social care

22 November 2016

We've come up with seven things the UK governments could announce to help to fix social care in Great Britain. 

Statement in response to Age UK and Alzheimer's Society findings

17 November 2016

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s director of campaigns Peter Jenkins responds to the research from Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society.

Joan outdoors near her home in Hampshire

Joan's story — the state of social care in Great Britain

16 November 2016

Joan has written about her frustrations and fears for losing her independence, not being able to choose when go to bed.

Our response to the latest disability employment figures

16 November 2016

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s campaigns director Peter Jenkins responds to today's disability employment figures.

Neil Heslop's letter to The Times on social care

11 November 2016

Our chief executive Neil Heslop's letter to The Times in response to their article on ‘Careless Care’.

Lee, 33, standing in front of a brick wall

Lee's story — the state of social care in Great Britain

8 November 2016

Lee on his fears about losing his social life as his care package gets cut from five to three days a week.

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