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GMB responds to Health Foundation call for billions to fix social care

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30 Aug 2019
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GMB, the union for care workers, has responded to the Health Foundation’s call that the Government must invest £7.5 billion a year to fix address the failure of failure the social care system.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said:

“Our social care system isn’t just in crisis – it’s fallen apart. Years of unbroken promises has left thousands of elderly and vulnerable people social care needs unmet. 

“A third of carers leave the profession every year while funding is woefully behind what is needed.

Social care staff deliver complex care yet they are treated as a Cinderella service compared to NHS

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary

“Throughout our lives, we will all come into contact with care - be it our mums and dads needing help, working as a carer or knowing someone who does. Ultimately, we will all need it ourselves yet as each year passes access to social care diminishes. 

“GMB will not stop until this vital service is properly funded and staff skill sets are properly recognised.

“Social care staff deliver complex care yet they are treated as a Cinderella service compared to NHS."
 

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