The older people’s charity, Independent Age, is today celebrating following a campaigning victory that we can all enjoy with them. Here’s what they had to say:
The Government has announced when they will publish the plan for social care!
Over 10,000 of you got behind our petition calling on Theresa May to commit to a date to publish her plans for social care.
You showed the Government that the public has not forgotten about the 1.2 million people struggling without the care they need to wash, dress and make their own meals.
Today the Government has announced they will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018.
Although we had hoped for an earlier date, this is still a significant step towards securing a better social care system. This milestone would not have been achieved without consistent pressure from campaigners. Thank you so much for making this happen.
We will be working hard to make sure that older people’s voices are included in the plans. We’ll keep you updated about ways you can get involved. In the meantime, share the good news with your friends and ask them to join our campaign.