The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has demanded that Prime Minister Boris Johnson must not forget recent promises to solve the social care crisis.
In July, on his first day as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson committed himself to “fixing the crisis” in state-funded social care.
His aim, he said, was “to give every older person the dignity and security they deserve.”
Now that the Conservative Party has a majority government, UKHCA says it is time Johnson makes good on this pledge.
This must include both assisted living facilities and homecare, the member-led professional association says.
UKHCA promotes high quality, sustainable homecare services in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Additionally, UKHCA is concerned about the effects of Brexit on the industry. It says working out an immigration policy quickly is vital to keep the country’s number of care staff at an acceptable level.