Age UK Parliamentary Reception

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28 Mar 2018

Age UK held a Parliamentary reception to put older people’s views at the centre of the social care debate.  The event focused on older people’s views of social care and is part of Age UK’s campaign for a better social care system. As part of this campaign Age UK has been organising focus groups across the country, speaking to older people and their carers about their experience of the care system and what changes they
would like to see from the government’s consultation this summer.

Age UK’s new report from this work was launched at the reception and included the top five problems they heard at every listening event:
The quality of care people receive too often just isn’t good enough.
Too many professional carers are in a rush and there’s no continuity.
Social care is very expensive and often not good value for money.
Many family carers feel abandoned and unsupported by the NHS and social care.
The social care system is dysfunctional and navigating it is too difficult

Dame Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central attended the reception and had the opportunity to meet with older people to discuss how best to improve the care system to address these problems.


Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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