I wholeheartedly agree that urgent Government funding is required, but feel that £480m is, while would be welcome, it falls way short of what is exactly required, more like £12billion. This would bring Social Care to the funding levels of 2010, which, even then were well insufficient.
Social Care is a very important service and one which the NHS is hoping to rely on to help them with the COVID-19 pandemic and the hospitals intensive care situation. But as Social Care is already in extreme difficulties to place more burden on Social Care will further deplete the services.
This Government has to understand the importance of Social Care and deliver on promises made on umpteen times by Governments over the years.
Families are already saving Social Care £130 billion per year and families themselves at at breaking point, so that saving can’t be guaranteed to be continued.
This crisis has to be solved by an immediate substantial cash injection and a commitment to ensure sufficient funding is continued.
I have been concerned about this for many years, but no one was listening, now many are, except the Government.
We all need to work together and show this Government that apathy is not a consideration, and by supporting the petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care, is one way.