UKHCA urges members to support #KeepYourPromiseBoris campaign

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United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) is calling on its members to support a national campaign that urges the Prime Minister to honour his pledge to fix social care.

It has been 100 weeks since Boris Johnson promised to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all” in his opening address as PM.

Since, then 2 million requests for care and support have been turned down, equivalent to around 21,000 each week or 3,000 every day, according to Age UK.

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UKHCA is one of 50 organisations who have written to the PM, urging him to take decisive action.

The organisation, which represents over 2,000 providers across the UK, is asking its members to join in with the campaign by writing to their MP and spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #KeepYourPromiseBoris.

Commenting on the campaign, a government spokesperson has previously said: “Throughout the pandemic we have sought to protect everyone working in the social care sector or receiving social care, particularly older people who are more vulnerable to the virus. We have provided almost £1.8 billion for the sector including infection prevention and control measures and prioritised the sector for the vaccine.

“We are committed to sustainable improvement of the adult social care system and, as affirmed in the Queen’s Speech, we will bring forward proposals later this year to ensure every person receives the care they need, provided with the dignity they deserve.”

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