What's the problem?
Our health and care system is already under immense pressure. Care budgets are being cut while demand for these services is rising. And 2 in 3 of us are worried about who will care for us when we’re older.
This pressure is only set to intensify as our population ages – in 20 years nearly a quarter of us will be over 65. That’s why we need to tackle the problems these vital services are facing now.
Independent Age called for a solution to health and social care that:
- is independent and has cross party support
- looks not just one or five years into the future, but to the kind of health and care services we want to have in 20, 30 or 50 years’ time
- listens to a wide range of voices, including health professionals and people who use our health and care services
Over 16,000 of you signed our letter to the Prime Minister, calling on him to take decisive action to address the challenges facing our NHS and care services. Watch the video below to find out more.
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