Statement in response to CQC report stating a ‘tipping point’ has been reached in social care

13 October 2016

Alice Gulland, policy and research manager at Leonard Cheshire Disability, said:

‘The Care Quality Commission is right to highlight that we have reached a "tipping point" in social care.

‘This is not a problem we can leave until 2020 or beyond. Our new government must make sustainable funding for social care a top priority. 

‘Failure to do so means thousands of disabled and older people will continue to be left isolated without the vital support they need to get up, washed and dressed, or forced to make impossible choices in flying care visits.  

‘As a first step, we urge the government to bring forward the Better Care Fund money earmarked for 2019/20. It will then be for our new government to urgently work on a long-term settlement to ensure care is fair for everyone.’

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