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Show Us You Care: General Election 2024

Help us push care right to the top of the agenda during this election.

Join our campaign

Social care is in crisis. Nearly half a million people are waiting for a care assessment, while there are 152,000 staff vacancies in the sector.

After successive governments have failed to act, this can’t go on. We need to make sure that every older person can live later life well.

Our one message to every politician is: show us you care.

We have written to the main political parties with clear, meaningful asks for them to include in their manifesto’s for this election:

1. Sustainable, long-term funding for social care. A more substantive long-term funding package is needed, to deliver a continuum of care, covering a wide choice of services from community support groups through to high-needs residential care. A long-term plan for funding is essential to the sustainability of social care providers.

 

2. Fully funded, fair pay to better value care professionals. There must be a fundamental shift in pay and conditions for people who work in care- it is essential that this is fully funded.

 

3. Ensure unified voice for the care profession by creating a Social Care Council. This would address issues of recruitment and retention, increase pride in care work as a profession and ultimately drive-up quality.

We’re joining forces with organisations from across the social care sector with a very clear message for all politicians: Show Us You Care. We’re asking all our supporters to take part.

If you would like to take part in the campaign, would like further information or have any questions, please do contact our Campaigns team: campaigns@mha.org.uk.

News and Blogs

20 October 2023

Statement from our CEO Sam Monaghan: Care Quality Commission (CQC)'s annual report

The findings revealed in the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual report will come as no surprise to people working in social care. The report highlights a perfect storm of pressures, including tighter local authority budgets and increased running costs

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12 October 2023

Skills For Care report: A statement from CEO Sam Monaghan

Skills for Care has released its latest report into the state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England. Although there are some positives for the sector, there is still work to be done.

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09 October 2023

Let’s Fix Care For All

The next phase of our Fix Care For All campaign has MHA colleagues’ voices at its heart. Our aim is to raise the voice of our colleagues and demand that the Government truly values the 1.5 million people working in care.

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