URGENT REFORM NEEDED TO OUR CARE SYSTEM - GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ITS HEAD OUT OF THE SAND

Friday 27 April 2012

Saga thoroughly endorses the warnings issued by the Chairman of the Local Government Association regarding the dangerous lack of momentum being shown towards reforming our social care system. Dr Ros Altmann, Director General, Saga, said:

URGENT REFORM NEEDED TO OUR CARE SYSTEM - GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ITS HEAD OUT OF THE SAND

"The Government must act urgently. Today’s letter speaking on behalf of 400 councils in England and Wales adds to the unprecedented level of agreement, across all parties involved in social care, that reform is desperately needed and cannot be left any longer. Andrew Dilnot has given a framework and now the Government must act. Fast.

"We believe integration between health and social care services budgets would make more sense than just leaving the social care of our aging population to already cash-strapped councils as demand continues to rise."

"Policy makers need to pull their heads out of the sand and address these priorities."

ENDS

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