Our view on social care reform

Responding to the social care reform announcement, Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead UK and Trustee at Age UK said:

“Today’s announcement is a welcome focus from the UK Government but, be under no illusion, funding is only part of the national solution that is needed.

“The majority of social care is currently provided by carers in the homes of the individuals being cared for, helping to provide tailored support, choice and ensuring the highest quality of life. Yet home care has historically received relatively little attention from policy makers, when compared to care homes. Now is the time to bring us in from the cold, and ensure quality home care is central to the new integrated national care solution helping to relieve pressure on the NHS.

“To deliver truly historic and impactful reform will require a deeper look at how the whole health and social care system operates and this must always start and end with what is needed to ensure the quality of care being delivered is what we would all expect for our own loved ones.”