Petition The Government must publish their consultation on social care by early 2018.
A chronic lack of funding means that over 1 million older and disabled people are going without the care they need, including help to get out of bed, wash and eat - without this basic help they cannot live a decent life.
Pledges to fix the care system have been repeatedly pushed aside by governments for the last 20 years, whilst people go on struggling to find care for their loved ones. Our care system is dangerously inadequate and needs to be reformed.
Government recognises the need for a long term plan. Now it must act and publish proposals for a sustainable solution so we can all receive quality care both today and in the future.
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Tell MPs about housing and older people
A group of MPs called the Communities and Local Government Committee are interested in the difficulties that older people have in moving and staying in their own home. They’d like to hear from you.
Have you or a family member recently moved home, are thinking about it, or have decided not to?
You can tell us whatever you think is important about your experience of housing for older people. You could also think about these questions:
· Have you moved home recently or are you thinking about it? If so, why?
· Have you thought about moving and then decided not to? Why?
· Do you know where to find out about moving house? Have you ever asked for advice?
· How have you found getting the money to move?
· Have you tried to adapt your home to make it more accessible? How did you do it? Did you try to get advice about how?
· How do you feel your home affects your health and wellbeing? Has your health and wellbeing changed after you moved house?
Tell us about your experiences by filling in our comment form:
The comment form will close on Monday 27 November.
You can find out more about the Committee’s inquiry here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/housing-for-older-people-17-19/
Thank you for your time. We hope to hear from you soon.
The Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
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The Communities and Local Government Committee looks at and questions how the Government Department for Communities and Local Government:
• is run
• spends money
• decides on its policies
It's a cross-party committee and is independent of the Government.
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