The National Care Association has launched its 2019 Manifesto for Care.
This spells out four priorities for Government to resolve some 122,000 vacancies across social care services and 1.4 million people with unmet care needs:
1 Redefine social care to incorporate its healthcare responsibilities
2. Develop a strong, robust and sustainable funding model
3. Qualification-based recruitment and retention, with access to migrant workers
4. Recognition for the social care sector and its workforce
NCA executive chairman Nadra Ahmed said: “After so many years of neglect the incoming government must seize the opportunity and come forward with proposals that will last a generation and more.”
The full manifesto is available online