In October 2019, 1,602 people took part in our survey looking into perceptions of Pension Credit and the barriers people face when trying to access this much needed support. Their answers gave us powerful insights which have helped inform our work.
Front page news
In September 2019, we launched new research to show how many people have sold their homes to pay for care in the last 20 years and how free personal care could help reduce this. We achieved front page coverage in two national newspapers.
Showing the numbers
In August 2019, we launched a petition to influence political parties’ thinking on free personal care. In just two weeks, we received 14,000 signatures, proving that many people back this crucial policy change.
Building cross-party consensus
Since the launch of our Pension Credit campaign in June 2019, over 100 MPs from across the political spectrum have publically endorsed our call to ensure those entitled to this financial support receive it.
Since June 2019, nearly 3,000 of our campaigners have written to their MPs urging them to contact the Department for Work and Pensions and ask them to ensure that more people who qualify for Pensions Credit received it.
Making the case
In April 2019, 50 politicians came to our parliamentary reception to hear more about our work on free personal care. This high number of attendees was largely thanks to our campaigners, who invited their MPs to come along.
Keeping it local
Since March 2019, 12,000 supporters have written to their local councillors, who are responsible for delivering social care, asking them to back our call for free personal care. As a result, nearly 200 councillors have pledged their support for our campaign.
Keeping up the pressure
In the summer of 2017, 10,000 campaigners signed our petition calling on the Government to make sure that the commitments they made to fixing social care in the 2017 General election were not forgotten.
United for change
In January 2017, we coordinated a letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, on behalf of 75 organisations calling for a cross-party process to ensure people receive the care they need.
Telling your stories
In June 2016, we hand delivered 2,000 people’s stories to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt MP, explaining why social care was so important to them.
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