Fixing social care: ‘People don’t want to think about it’
Eye-watering bills, a declining workforce and an ageing population, social care in England has been at breaking point in England for a number of years.
Coupled with a covid-inflicted NHS, the government has decided to act. A new £36 billion investment in the health and care system has been announced, funded by a new health and social care levy.
The question is, will £5.4 billion over three years be enough to create meaningful change in a sector that is in crisis?