Worthing charity contributes to Parliamentary report on social care

Guild Care – Vision of Social Care

Worthing charity Guild Care has contributed to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Care’s Vision of Social Care.

The new report identifies several key areas on how social care reform could achieve a sustainable impact for those who access care and support.

Alongside other members of the National Care Forum (NCF), Guild Care was invited to help demonstrate the benefit of a not-for-profit social care organisation for the community to help inform this vision.

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Alex-Brooks Johnson, CEO of Guild Care, said: “We were delighted that the work of Guild Care, and importantly the benefit and social value it adds to the people we support, was recognised and hope that we can help structure and shape the much needed reforms.”

The new report will feature in the discussions about wider reform of the health and social care systems as the Health and Care Bill passes through Parliament.

Employing around 600 people and 200 volunteers, 72% of Guild Care’s workforce are employed as carers and support workers, with 93% of staff living locally.

Last year Guild Care contributed over £2m from their own charitable funds to ensure their services were accessible to people who wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford them.

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