Timeline of campaign
- March: We launched our Care For Tomorrow campaign by bringing together MPs from across the political spectrum at a parliamentary event. MPs including Liz Kendall (Labour), Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat) and former Secretary of State for Health, Stephen Dorrell, pledged their support for the commission.
- May: We delivered a petition with 16,000 signatures to Downing Street, urging the Prime Minister to establish a commission to review the future of health and social care in England.
- June: Over 2000 campaigners signed a petition and sent personal testimonies to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, calling for action to fix social care.
- September: At party conferences for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats, we hosted roundtables with social care thought-leaders and key politicians to discuss whether a commission was the best approach to meeting the issues faced by the NHS and social care. We also met with many decision-makers and organisations, who expressed support for our campaign.
- January: We organised an open letter to the Prime Minister asking her to begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the crisis in health and social care funding. It was signed by 75 other organisations, including the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Royal College of GPs, Royal College of Nursing, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Marie Curie and RNIB.
- March: Thanks in part to sustained pressure from our campaigners, the Government announces an extra £2 billion for social care in their Spring Budget and agrees to lay out their plans for the future in a Green Paper.
We know that the fight for a better social care system is far from over. We continue to campaign for a long-term, sustainable solution alongside 80 other charities as part of the Care and Support Alliance.
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