At least 12 million older people and disabled people do not receive the care they require, a number which has almost doubled since 2010. This is according to a May 2018 report by the Care and Support Alliance which reveals the impact of the failing social care system.
Over 1.2 million people aged 65 and over, don’t receive all the care and support they need.
This is from the March 2018 campaign report (pdf), published by Age UK.
‘The UK is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world’ says the March 2018 Equality Trust manifesto.
Equality Trust have published their National, Local and Individual Manifestos designed to help people across the UK take action to reduce inequality.
The manifestos states:
We must protect and progress workers’ rights: strengthen trade union rights
and introduce employment rights from day one
We must explore the most effective ways of distributing wealth fairly and
efficiently: establish an independent Commission on Wealth
We must end child poverty: reinstate child poverty targets and commit to
eliminating child poverty
We must tackle our housing crisis: establish a large scale house building
programme, prioritising social housing and truly affordable housing,
built to high quality and environmentally friendly standards.
Find out more about the Equality Trust’s manifestos.
Read the manifesto in full (pdf).
The Disabled Children’s Partnership launched the Secret Life of Us campaign in June 2017.
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
The government is about to decide how much money will be spent on care over the next five years. Please sign Age UK’s Don’t Cut Care petition and make this a priority for the Chancellor, George Osborne.
Meet Charles, and see the contrast between the life he has now to the life he has lived. He’s not ‘loving later life’, because he is being ignored, neglected and forgotten. Human rights give people the power to challenge poor care, and they apply to all of us, whatever our age. We’ve partnered with …
’Giving older people a voice: the case for an Older People’s Commissioner for England’ was published by CentreForum in September 2013.
AGE and other members of a European Coalition issued their Manifesto for an Age-Friendly European Union in November 2011.