‘No more excuses’ for social care reform

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been pressed to address social care reform this year and make it an urgent government priority now that Brexit has been sorted.

Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, said 2021 must be the year social care reform happens, especially following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Padgham said: “Now that Brexit is done Boris Johnson must get social care done with the same sense of urgency.

“Nothing is impossible. No more excuses. He needs to tell the treasury this is going to happen. No more prevarication.

“Covid-19 exposed a fragile and vulnerable social care system, and it is only through the super-human efforts of its staff that we have pulled through. We cannot go on any longer with a system that is in crisis.”

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