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TUC Congress 2012: CSP backs reform of ‘crumbling’ social care system

10 September 2012 - 2:16pm

The CSP has backed a call at the Trades Union Congress for the government to deliver urgent reform to the ‘crumbling’ social care system.


photo: © Jess Hurd

Speaking in support of a motion from the Society of Radiographers, CSP delegate Michael Pearson (above) said he witnessed the effects of fragmented and inadequate provision every day while working with older people in hospital.
Patients are left in hospital for ‘days, weeks and even months’ waiting to be discharged or to receive ‘that elusive care package’.
‘Let’s treat those in need of care with dignity and respect, not as an embarrassment to society,’ Mr Pearson said.
The motion, which was passed unanimously, called for the government to ‘honour its promises and as a matter of urgency publish sustainable plans to implement funding reform and commit to legislation’.
Sue Johnson, speaking for the SoR, said her union was bringing the motion in support of work done by the MS Society to pressure the government into implementing the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission.
‘Congress’s strong support for this motion will show that you are standing with the hundreds of thousands of older and disabled people who are being let down by our crumbling care system,’ she said.
‘We can not afford to let the pressure drop now.’


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