SIA supports call for social care reform
SIA is a member of the Specialised Healthcare Alliance (SHCA), a coalition of patient-related groups and corporate supporters with a strong record of campaigning on behalf of people in need of specialised care.
The SHCA recently sent a letter to Matt Hancock MP, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, detailing the SHCA’s asks for social care reform. This letter was signed by senior representatives from 42 of the SHCA member organisations, including SIA, and stressed the importance of effective social care services for people of all ages.
The letter pointed out much of the debate about social care reform focuses on care for older people and how it can be paid for. However, in every year since 2015, the number of people of working age requesting social care support has increased at a faster rate than the number of older people requesting such support. Improvements in social care are therefore just as important for these younger people as they are for older people.