Mencap launches social care consultation
Wednesday 19 August 2009
You can help shape the future of social care
In July the government launched the adult social care green paper, ‘Shaping the Future of Care Together', with proposals to reform social care in England. It will be consulting on the plans until 13 November, and Mencap wants to talk to people across the learning disability community and tell the government that urgent action is needed.
Esther Foreman, Mencap's campaigns manager, said: "The social care green paper was meant to radically reform adult social care in England. We warmly welcome its vision, but we are very disappointed that it does not focus on people of working age who need care and support, including people with a learning disability.
"We need to make the case for real change. To respond to the consultation we need to gather as much evidence as possible about the affects of the social care system on people with a learning disability and the people around them. If you have a story to tell, or know someone who does, we want to hear from you."
Whether you are a person with a learning disability, a carer, a professional or a member of the public, you can take part in Mencap's online poll. The poll will only take five minutes and will allow you to have a direct say on the government's plans for the future.