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Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to sorting out social care.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:
“We have been waiting for a very long time for any concrete plans on the long term sustainability of adult social care reform and as such we welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today.  We want to go through the plans carefully and it is our hope that social care will be rewarded and recognised rather than playing second fiddle to the NHS.  It is essential that money reaches the frontline.”
Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon the Prime Minister outlined Build Back Better, Our Plans for Health and Social Care
Martin Green continues: 
“The sector needs help now especially after the many challenges that became even more acute during the pandemic.  We hope these plans will comprehensively address the issues across the whole adult social care sector, including younger adults with learning disabilities and autismRecruitment and retention of workforce, our best resource, is the most urgent issue at present and it is vital that any long term plans can be brought into play alongside immediate measures. Care workers are everyday heroes and have highlighted their value throughout the pandemic and need to be rewarded and recognised appropriately”.



Notes to editors:

  1. Care England is the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care
  2. Care England’s new vision, We Care For England, represents the foundation for a long-term and sustainable future for adult social care that will be to the benefit of all citizens and the economy. 
  3. For Care England press enquiries related to this release, please contact Antonella Corby (020) 7492 4843 or email acorby@careengland.org.uk 
  4. @CareEngland @CareEngDigital #wecareforengland