The Care Show has launched a petition calling on HM Government to fund “larger annual increases for social care”. The two-day event, which starts today at the NEC, Birmingham, says a significant investment injection into the system will enable the government to realise the power of care. As it stands today, adult social care services currently face a £3.5 billion funding gap by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care, says event organiser Michael Corbett.
Despite the eagerly awaited £20bn a year budget increase, NHS resources also remain overstretched. With greater funding, social care can create a dramatic release on healthcare system pressures and help keep people out of hospitals and managing conditions at home for a better quality of life and wellbeing.
The petition, which Care Home Management magazine is proud to sign, calls on government to “give the ‘unsung heroes’ of the care profession the resources required to deliver world class care to vulnerable adults in a home environment and alleviate the burgeoning pressures on NHS resources.