About the Coalition
Care has been effectively ignored for decades. Now is the time to act and make a real difference to all those receiving and delivering care.
The Future Social Care Coalition includes former health and care ministers, employers and the largest union in social care. It’s the first time such a group has come together to push for change.
A message from our Co-Chairs
“Care has long been the forgotten service. The pandemic has magnified the sector’s faults like nothing else.
Its problems cannot be ignored for a moment longer. This unprecedented alliance brings together employers, politicians who know about the sector and the biggest care union to make a powerful case for change. Now the government needs to listen and start to take the care crisis more seriously.
Care needs urgent and lasting reform. Paying dedicated staff who look after our elderly and vulnerable relatives a proper wage would start to transform care into a service fit for the future.”
Christina McAnea, General Secretary, UNISON
Phil Hope, former Minister of State for Care Services
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Former Secretary of State for Health
Help Us Get the Message Out There
- Social Care matters to everyone and benefits everyone at some point in their lives – so #PayFair4Care
- Social Care is NOT done or FIXED #GetSocialCareDone
- Social Care is in CRISIS
- Social Care workers are disproportionately affected by the cost-of-living crisis and are struggling to live on their pay
- There is a social care emergency – upwards of 165,000 vacancies and rising
- There is a chronic lack of capacity in the social care system – it was already in crisis before the pandemic and now it’s at tipping point
- The retention and recruitment emergency must be addressed as a matter of urgency
- Social Care workers need to be properly recognised and rewarded if we are to stop the churn in retention and recruitment vacancies
- It’s time for a fair deal and fair pay – it’s time for action
- A fully funded and long-term solution must be found to #FIXSOCIALCARE
- It makes moral and economic sense to pay the REAL LIVING WAGE
- Social Care workers pay and conditions should be on par with those in the NHS who do a similar job
- Social Care needs to be FIXED and fit for purpose
- Social Care can be fixed by social care workforce reform – It IS POSSIBLE and FAIR to pay the Real Living Wage across the sector #PayFair4Care
- It is time for Government to act on Social Care – given the scale of the emergency the response is not enough