An opened letter signed by 75 organisations and leading health and social care stakeholders has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to begin cross-party talks on solving the health and social care crisis.
Independent Age, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Care England, Patients Association, Royal College of GPs, Royal College of Nursing, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE), Leonard Cheshire Disability, Marie Curie and RNB are among the organisations calling for government action.
The letter warns: “2017 simply cannot be another year where these huge issues are ducked” adding that unless the Prime Minister takes a “bolder approach millions of older, ill and disabled people and their carers will continue to be badly let down”.
The letter says a cross-party approach is required to achieve a long-term solution to ensure millions of older, ill and disabled people and their carers can access the high quality care they deserve.
Earlier this week, the chairs of three House of Commons Select Committees said an urgent cross-party solution was needed to tackle the social care funding crisis (see Cross-party deal needed on social care funding, say MPs).