Endorsing open letter to Prime Minister on care reform - Ros Altmann

    Ros is a leading authority on later life issues, including pensions,
    social care and retirement policy. Numerous major awards have recognised
    her work to demystify finance and make pensions work better for people.
    She was the UK Pensions Minister from 2015 – 16 and is a member
    of the House of Lords where she sits as Baroness Altmann of Tottenham.

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    Endorsing open letter to Prime Minister on care reform

    Endorsing open letter to Prime Minister on care reform

    Saga Endorses Calls to Act Now On Social Care Reform

    by Dr. Ros Altmann

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    NHS Faces Catastrophe As Inadequate Care Provision Leaves Increasing Numbers Of Older People Vulnerable And At Risk Of Overwhelming Health Resources.

    The calls for urgent change to our social care system grow ever-louder, as all parties involved in care for the older and disabled in society recognise the failings of our system are getting worse.

    As the largest provider of homecare, Saga has joined calls urging the Prime Minister to act now to secure lasting care reform.

    Dr Ros Altmann, Director General Saga, said: “The numbers needing care are growing rapidly. We cannot afford to leave reform of long term care to the long term.

    “We see first hand the problems faced by families struggling with the current postcode lottery in care, and the meanest of all means tests. The Government needs to move quickly.

    “Older people and their families need to know what the our social care system will provide and how to access what they need, with a comprehensive reform to make the system fair and sustainable. Saga is pleading with the Prime Minister to show the vision and courage to make this a reality.
    “If we fail on this issue, then the NHS itself will fail and that will damage all of us.”

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