Why we need change now
We all want to live a good life, with meaningful relationships and doing things that are important to us. Many Disabled and older people need social care support to do simple things in life. Unlike the NHS, however, social care support is not free and even people on very low incomes, including those on means-tested benefits are often asked to pay for it.
There is no time for delay and no room for excuses. The Government must urgently reform and invest in social care and end the social care scandal. It should be on equal terms with the NHS, free at the point of delivery and based on the lived experiences of disabled people, older people, parents and carers.