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Age UK & Care Support Alliance comment on the Spring Statement 2018

Author: Age UK
Published on 13 March 2018 12:00 AM

On 13 March 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his Spring Statement for 2018. 

Commenting on the latest Statement, Caroline Abrahams, Co- Chair of the Care Support Alliance and Charity Director at Age UK said:

"It is widely agreed that the social care system is engulfed in crisis and so disabled people, older people and their families and carers will be disappointed that there was nothing in today's Spring Statement offering any immediate relief.

"Whenever the urgent need for more money for social care is raised with the Government the response back is that a Social Care Green Paper is in the process of being developed. But the promise of jam tomorrow won't stop care services going bust and front line staff walking away in favour of better paid, less demanding jobs today. So the Spring Statement was a big missed opportunity so far as social care is concerned."

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Last updated: Mar 13 2018

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