The National Care Forum is calling on Conservative Party leadership contenders to put social care at the very centre of their policy agendas and reaffirm their commitment to its reform.
Professor Vic Rayner, CEO of the NCF said: “Those responsible for the commissioning and delivery of care, alongside those receiving care and support need answers now.
“We need a leader that commits to reform, commits to address the chronic underfunding and fragility of the sector and most of all commits to own this golden opportunity to co-design a social care system for the future that all can hold in the highest regard.
“Social care is a public service and those who receive care and work in care expect a leader who sweats the hard stuff. The next Prime Minister would do well to remember that social care matters to us all.”