Struggling with care services
Scrap Social care Charges – a tax on disability!
With thanks and acknowledgements to Inclusion London
Jo Walton, a full-time carer, on key issues for unpaid carers
Fighting the system
Actions you can take:
- Bring the attached motion to your local trade union/constituency party seeking their support for a National Care Support & Independent Living Service – Click here to download the form
- Order copies of a NaCSILS leaflet to be distributed at public meetings – Click here to order
- Sign our petition – Click here to go to our petition
- Write to your local MP – Click here to find our template
The state of social care now:
Social care in England is failing – we can change this:
- 26% fewer people are supported than in 2010, while demand soars
- People face isolation, indignity, maltreatment, neglect, barriers to inclusion and barriers to independent living
- Care is marketised and privatised. Many small providers have folded; care homes are increasingly managed by unstable corporates and hedge funds that often deliver poor care in large institutional settings while extracting massive offshore profits.
- Disabled, elderly people and others who need care and support face high charges, leaving thousands in poverty
- Care and support do not reflect users’ needs or wishes. The principle of independent living is particularly neglected.
- Staff wages, training and conditions are at rock bottom – turnover exceeds 30%.
- 8 million unpaid, overworked family carers, including children and elderly relatives, provide vital support
Click here to see: Fixing Social Care | Library | The Centre for Welfare Reform
John McDonnell leads a group for unpaid carers. This is their manifesto ask
Towards A Labour Carer’s Manifesto
FUNDING ESCaD’s VISION FOR SOCIAL CARE AND SUPPORT – A DRAFT – PLEASE COMMENT!
We have often been asked about funding our transformative plan. This is how. In fact, it looks as though it would save more than it costs. This is a draft document. We are gathering comments and would welcome yours. Message us from the website. Thank you!”
Unite the Union’s policy on social care
A Social care in crisis. Time to insource social care services
A NATIONAL CARE SERVICE FOR WALES by UNISON
A detailed argument for why private sector delivery of residential care in particular must stop. It provides terrible value for money
Civil Society Shadow Report from DPAC to the United Nations:
A special inquiry by the United Nations Committee responsible for the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People published in November 2016 found the UK government was responsible for grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights. This year the UN Committee announced a follow up to that special inquiry to hear how far the government has put into place the recommendations they made in 2016. This extraordinary report for that UN Committee has been compiled by Disabled People Action Against Cuts.
TUC Strategy for the Care Workforce
The TUC have identified the care sector as in need of radical change. Here is their plan for a new deal for the care workforce.
The Fabians recently developed a detailed plan for improving social care in the UK.
The Fabians recently developed a detailed plan for improving social care in the UK. You can find it here A National Care Service for all | Fabian Society. The aim is to influence Labour policy. Here is ESCAD’s response to that document:
The Fabians Report on the Future of Social Care.
Unison commissioned this report from the Fabians, hoping that it would have some traction with Labour. Labour are certainly interested but have made it clear that this is not Labour policy and any funding commitments have to be paid for.
SUGGESTED MOTION FOR LABOUR 2023 CONFERENCE.
All CLPs, please debate this motion to send up to Conference this year.
ADASS’s roadmap for transforming social services.
Directors of social services offer immediate and intermediate changes that could move the system towards a more democratic, community -oriented system with better support for paid and unpaid carers. They still see privatisation as the main way of procuring services. And they only nod to a free service.
Labour is asking for policy recommendations to go to the National Policy Forum before the end of March. Please use this for your CLP’s policy on social care.
End Social Care Disgrace’s contribution to the Labour Party’s policy debate 2023
The Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care
A transformed social care is affordable if we de-privatise 19 January 2023
End the cost of social care
How to raise £260 billion through wealth tax
How private equity undermines our social care system
NaCSILS Response to the Fabians
The Labour Party is proposing policy that is moving towards the NaCSILS approach. They have asked the Fabians to work on the details. This is our submission to the Fabians
NaCSILS Charter for Care and Support Workers
Taking Social care resources back into the public sector
Continuing Care under pressure – like everything else
Investing in Social Care
Paying for comprehensive social care
Please see the following links:
Click on the following link to see Reclaiming our Future’s Alliance vision on the future of independent living for disabled people,
and download the Independent Living for the Future document by clicking the link below:
Indie SAGE ‘Building a consensus for health, care and support services fit for the pandemic era.’
Click below to see the briefing:
IPPR: social care free at the point of need
Please read for the discussion about funding care and support. NaCSILS does not support the implication at the end of this paper which suggests merger of social care into the NHS.
THE IMPACT ON DIFFERENT GROUPS OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CAP ON SOCIAL CARE CHARGES – IFS
It is clear from this analysis that the cap does not protect the more vulnerable. It will have a useful impact for the better off. Surprise! The IFS have offered a helpful, understandable analysis.