End the Social Care Crisis: #ShowUsAPlanBoris !

Guideposts Trust started a petition to Boris Johnson and the UK Government

End the Social Care Crisis: #ShowUsAPlanBoris !
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If you feel let down by the government's recent announcements on social care, please join us in demanding a real solution to the social care crisis.

The morning after Boris was elected he stood outside number 10 and promised to "Fix the crisis in social care once and for all”

After 2 years of waiting what has been launched is a new tax which will not be fully spent on Social care. Those that work in the Social Care sector have no confidence that this will fix anything now, let alone in the future.

For millions of people in the UK a lack of a real social care system is a painful daily struggle, so we are left asking #ShowUsAPlanBoris

There is no clear plan about how charities across the UK will be supported in working with Adults with learning disabilities and autism, People with Dementia, People with Mental health conditions and those that care for all of these groups. 

Regarding the tax increases the BMJ reported that "Only £5.6bn of the forecast £36bn extra revenue over three years was promised for social care—only a sixth of the money. That amounts to £1.8bn a year, which falls short of the Health Foundation’s estimate of £6bn a year needed to tackle the current gap in social care funding." ​

Working on the front line, we can see first-hand what the impact of austerity measures, covid and ongoing cuts to service funding is having on the most disadvantaged in society.

We believe that any real Social Care plan must include :

  1. Giving social care staff the pay and respect they need. Professional training and proper salaries on par with nursing and other public services.
  2. The levelling up of social care to the NHS. The end of two separate systems, one run by central government and one run by local politicians. 
  3. Improvement of benefits and support for people trying to live independently, including more financial and respite support for carers.

Join us in calling now for a real plan to solve the social care crisis that our community has been living with for years! 

Boris, you promised to fix the Crisis in Social Care once and for all...we are still waiting.

Guideposts Trust

We are still waiting for a Real Social Care Plan!

Thanks again for signing our petition demanding a real plan for social care from this Government. Please keep sharing the petition on Twitter and Facebook, so we can continue to highlight how this inaction is impacting the small charities in the country, who a delivering these crucial services.

Guideposts Trust is one such small charity, and we rely on donations to deliver many of the services we provide to some of the most disadvantaged groups in our society.

If you were looking for a way to support our work, we are currently running a Prize Draw. You can find out more details here - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/guideposts-trust-sizzling-summer-prize-draw.

Thanks again for your support.

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“Absolute shambles!”
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“People in need of social care can not be left to their own devices any longer. Your promise to fix social care must become a reality and not just just 'talk'.”
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Elizabeth M signed this petition
“I manage a care agency ,funding for domiciliary care is dismal and unreasonable in many cases
Recruiting carers is a worry as pay is low fir what they do
Need a thorough overhaul by government,this sector of care is being put on back burner and people are suffering”
Joshua M signed this petition
“As a carer myself I find it disgusting that uc deducts it off as income and agree more needs to be done”
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Angela D signed this petition
“Carers keep the country going during Covid without them where would be ?”
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Martin H signed this petition
“Unfortunately the Government’s solution to fixing Social Care appears to fix nothing. A fundamental review is required, not this I’ll thought out quick fix. The Government plan to increase N I means that the lowest paid working people will proportionally pay more, the funding raised is completely insufficient and it won’t prevent people having to potentially sell homes to fund care. As always with this government, no detail or substance!”
Paul B signed this petition
“I support all actions to help achieve this but wish massive stroke survivors would be mentioned the public know stroke is a medical condition but unaware when they are kicked into a nursing home from the hospital there needs are classed as social to save on NHS continuing health care payments and force them to sell their homes”
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“There needs to be a radical change”
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Phil G has helped recruit 11 more signatures so far!
“We were promised a plan to end the crisis in social care....still waiting.”
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“Still waiting on a plan Boris”
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