Few will deny that social care is in crisis. Demographic change means it is likely to worsen.

Grey Pride issues

  • Spending on social care for older adults fell by 15% between 2009/10 and 2012/13.
  • 24% Britons are unaware the Government does not fully fund social care for older people.
  • Most people will have to spend up to £140,000 on care costs before costs are capped.

What should happen

  • Extend worksave pension scheme to include additional saving for social care.
  • All providers receiving adequate State funding be required to pay the living wage to all care home and domiciliary carers and activity co-ordinators.
  • Legislation to give informal carers entitlement to a period of leave.

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