21 March 2017
Our health and social care services are at breaking point.
The NHS is at crisis point because of under-funding, costly internal markets and shortages of qualified staff.
Our social care services are also struggling, resulting in more hospital admissions and extra pressure on GPs, families and carers. This affects people of all ages who need help to live independently and families with children who need support.
These services matter for our lives, health and well-being. Lack of proper social care help at home can reduce dignity and worsen health. The resulting pressure on NHS staff causes treatment delays which can result in more serious problems for patients.
Decent health and social care should be a basic human right. It can be achieved with the right priorities and policies. Be part of the debate on 5 April.
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