Plea to support 1.5m older and vulnerable
Failing to provide proper care for our population is a major scandal that can be laid at the feet of the Government, a sector leader has said.
Mike Padgham, Chair of the care provider organisation, The Independent Care Group (ICG), said the country needed to trust the Prime Minister to deliver care.
“I think the questions being raised about the Prime Minister at the moment are ones of trust and that is a vital quality that the country must have in its leaders.
“It would be very hard to explain to the families of people living in care why they had to obey the rules and not visit or be with loved ones during the pandemic, if those in power did not obey the same rules.
“And of course we must trust in their integrity and must be able to trust that they are going to deliver the services that we, as a country, need.
“If there are questions about the Prime Minister, one of them has to be about his promise to reform social care, which has not been done.
“And if there are scandals to be exposed and addressed, then, again, one of them should be the 1.5m people who in 2022 can’t get the care they need to enjoy a decent quality of life.”