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Call for Cross Party Care Plan

More than 50 organisations and 24,000 people have signed an open letter calling on political parties to do more to support the social care sector following the election.


Signatories including Age UK, Marie Curie and Carers UK say social care provision "has slipped far below an acceptable level".


They are calling for a new model that addresses the shortfall in care funding and "core issues" facing the sector such as pay, conditions and skills recognition.


"The inadequacies of social care provision is having very real consequences for millions of older and disabled people and their unpaid carers," the letter, organised by the Care and Support Alliance, says.


"We are asking our politicians to promise that they will make change happen in the next Parliament, come up with sustainable funding and support the social care workforce. Millions of older and working-aged disabled people and their carers desperately need a social care system that works, and failure to act would be a betrayal."


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