Boris Johnson has pleged to fix the injustice of care home funding
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson pleged in his speech yesterday at the Conservative Party conference "We will fix the injustice of care home funding. We will care for the carers as they care for us. We will do what all governments have shirked for decades. We will fix the injustice of care home funding, bringing the magic of averages to the rescue of millions.
Boris Johnson continued by saying, "COVID has shone a spotlight on the difficulties of that sector in all parts of the UK, and to build back better we must respond. Care for the carers as they care for us."
The care sector were quick to respond to his speech on twitter and are looking forward to how he will do this.
Care England, who is the leading representative body for small, medium and large care providers in England tweeted, "Thank you @BorisJohnson for pledging to fix the injustice of care home funding and care for the carers as they care for us. This is welcome news, @CareEngland looks forward to helping these statement come to fruition."
Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow for social care at The Kings Fund focused on what Boris Johnson said about the "magic of averages" in his tweet, "I’d guess ‘bringing the magic of averages to the rescue of millions’ means pooling people’s #socialcare costs. But to what extent? The phrase could apply equally to a full-blown social insurance system, free personal care at home or a cap on care costs."
NACAS ltd, an independent professional association run for and by care workers tweeted, "Alarming that it took #COVID19 to "shine a light" on the plight of #socialcare, if @BorisJohnson is genuine in his desire to "end the injustice of #SocialCare" then we need to see some evidence of it now."