Magazine article Public Finance

Social Care Reform Could Lose Momentum, Charities Warn

Magazine article Public Finance

Social Care Reform Could Lose Momentum, Charities Warn

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Momentum for reforming the adult social care system is waning after the issue was not mentioned in last week's coalition agreement, campaigners have said.

Emily Holzhausen, director of policy and public affairs for Carers UK, told Public Finance it was 'disappointing' that social care reform did not appear in the initial coalition document She said both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats had indicated before the election that it would be a priority.

Carers UK was one of 23 charities that called on the new government to urgently address the issue this week.

Holzhausen warned that it would be 'absolutely vital' that the final version of the coalition agreement gave precedence to the future funding of social care.

She also called for new Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to state publicly that it would be a priority. …

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