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Social Care Survey 2023

Published on 19 January 2023 05:23 AM

Social Care helps older people and those with special needs to access help with daily tasks, such as washing, dressing, eating and medication.

The Social Care system is currently under great pressure across the UK, after past governments have failed to reform or fund the council-run system properly. Plus, there are added pressures on Social Care, due to an increased need since the Coronavirus pandemic.

The UK has an ageing population and the pressures on the Social Care system will only increase in the future. While living longer is seen as a positive, many older people will develop health conditions, which mean they will need help with their daily living. For example, the number of people with dementia in the UK is expected to more than double to 1.6 million by 2040.

There is a knock–on effect for the health service if the Social Care system is supporting fewer people and only those with the highest needs. Often isolated older people end up in hospital due to a fall at home. When people are ready to leave hospital, a lack of care in the community can lead them to be stuck in hospital for longer than required.

Therefore, our next Voices of Experience Survey is all about Social Care – asking for your recent experiences and views on what care should be available to individuals in need.

The survey closes on 14th April 2023.

Click here to complete the survey. Paper copies also available.