Menu

Login to access your account

Tue, 26 May 2020

Personalise Your Politics

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Why medical foods are vital to the treatment and recovery of Covid-19 patients Member content
Coronavirus
Slimming World welcomes Boris Johnson's pledge to tackle obesity Member content
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Senior MPs call for increased workplace mental health provision in light of construction industry report Member content
Coronavirus
Press releases

Another unwelcome delay for the sector: Hft reacts to the Queen’s Speech

Hft

1 min read Member content

Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has reacted to the Queen’s Speech, where commitments were made that the government will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care in England. 


The charity has expressed concerns that the speech lacked proposals and timelines at a time when the sector needs certainty.

Billy Davis, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, commented: “Since the prospect of a social care green paper was mentioned back in summer 2017, much has been promised, but little has been delivered from the government in terms of the future of adult social care funding. This Queen’s Speech, and the lack of concrete commitments, is another unwelcome delay for the sector.

“It was also concerning, if unsurprising, to hear adult social care referred to in terms of older care. Our recent MP Poll found that over half (55%) of MPs believe that adults with learning disabilities accounts for less than 15% of total social care in England, whereas in reality we are approximately one-third.

“Any proposals for the future of adult social care must include working age adults, as well as those over the age of 65, to ensure all who need it get the high-quality, person-centred support they deserve.”

Categories

Health
Associated Organisation
Partner content
The Future of Health

What does the future of healthcare look like? Health professionals, experts and Parliamentarians scan the horizon and find cause for optimism

Find out more

Partner content
NICE Annual Conference 2020

NICE 2020: Connecting evidence, people and practice showcases the latest developments in clinical improvement, health technologies and patient-centred quality care.

Find out more