Some useful sites and links
Many groups and organisations have produced excellent material on social care. The following lists refer to materials produced by other organisations that NaCSILS believes might be of use to campaigners.
Actions you can take:
- Bring the attached motion to your local trade union/constituency party seeking their support for a National Care Support & Independent Living Service – Click here to download the form
- Order copies of a NaCSILS leaflet to be distributed at public meetings – Click here to order
- Sign our petition – Click here to go to our petition
- Write to your local MP – Click here to find our template
The state of social care now:
Social care in England is failing – we can change this:
- 26% fewer people are supported than in 2010, while demand soars
- People face isolation, indignity, maltreatment, neglect, barriers to inclusion and barriers to independent living
- Care is marketised and privatised. Many small providers have folded; care homes are increasingly managed by unstable corporates and hedge funds that often deliver poor care in large institutional settings while extracting massive offshore profits.
- Disabled, elderly people and others who need care and support face high charges, leaving thousands in poverty
- Care and support do not reflect users’ needs or wishes. The principle of independent living is particularly neglected.
- Staff wages, training and conditions are at rock bottom – turnover exceeds 30%.
- 8 million unpaid, overworked family carers, including children and elderly relatives, provide vital support
Click here to see: Fixing Social Care | Library | The Centre for Welfare Reform
Paying for comprehensive social care
Please see the following links:
Click on the following link to see Reclaiming our Future’s Alliance vision on the future of independent living for disabled people,
and download the Independent Living for the Future document by clicking the link below:
Indie SAGE ‘Building a consensus for health, care and support services fit for the pandemic era.’
Click below to see the briefing:
IPPR: social care free at the point of need
Please read for the discussion about funding care and support. NaCSILS does not support the implication at the end of this paper which suggests merger of social care into the NHS.