Care England has called on the government to involve providers in the Build Back Better plans for health and social care reform.
The largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care has compiled a list of ten key asks for the reform plans relating to a fair rate for care, ensuring a sustainable workforce and National Insurance (NI) contributions.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, (pictured) said: “The plan must adequately underpin the sector’s potential to support some of society’s most vulnerable.
“We are keen to work with government to find a long-term sustainable solution for the sector, but are concerned that the £5.4 billion announced in September for adult social care over the next three years though the Health and Social Care Levy, as well as the £4.8 billion of new grant funding over the SR21 period for social care and other services, will not be enough to achieve the ambitions set out by government.
“We hope that our key asks will represent an opportunity for meaningful co-production, all of which must be underpinned by adequate funding for the proposals, wider support for the workforce and parity with the NHS on National Insurance that only national government can address.”