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Members: back rehab for the General Election

Join in the CSP's Backing Rehab campaign by getting in contact with your local candidate. 

Why we need to build support for rehabilitation

If you’ve fractured a hip, had a stroke or coping with a long term condition, getting rehabilitation once you’ve left hospital makes the difference between regaining health and independence or having a lasting disability and failing health.

File 202398CSP members and their patients know this better than anyone.

June 2017: going to the polls

The General Election takes place on the 8 June 2017.

This is a chance for CSP members to ask the candidates standing in their area if they are #BACKINGREHAB and pledge their support for local rehab services if elected. 

Backing rehab is one of 5 commitments that the CSP is calling for parties to make in the election. The briefing at the bottom of this page sets out the CSPs other election priorities for funding, staffing, pay and primary care.  

#BACKINGREHAB campaign

With the headlines dominated by A&E and gaps in social care, services that help people reverse damage, reduce dependency and regain health can be forgotten. 

The aim of #BACKINGREHAB is to put the spotlight on community rehab services and to build relationships with local elected representatives who may be interested in promoting physiotherapy in the future.

And if you'd like to keep the momentum going after the elections, sign up for campaign updates later in the year:

Join the #BACKINGREHAB campaign

What YOU can do

  1. Email or tweet (see examples below) your candidates to ask them to support #backingrehab
  2. Find out what the parties are saying about health at: www.vote4thenhs.co.uk
  3. Find out who your candidates are at: www.yourvotematters.co.uk
  4. Use our template message to send an email or letter to your local constituents. Make sure you are logged in to the website to access the message further down this page.

Example tweets:

  • @twitterhandle community rehab transforms lives after leaving hospital. Please RT to show you are #backingrehab in our area
  • @twitterhandle rehab keeps people independent & in their own home. I’m #backingrehab R U?
  • @twitterhandle #backingrehab – essential for people with long term conditions – R U supporting us?
  • @twitterhandle #backingrehab to empower people when they leave hospital – RT to show your support

Members: remember to log in to this page to access a template message you can copy and paste, and then send to your local candidates.

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