‘Have your say’ urges care services minister
With about two weeks remaining before the deadline for submissions, care services minister PHIL HOPE wants more people to make a contribution to the ‘Big Care Debate’, the period of consultation follo
Care services minister Phil Hope has contacted Caring Times to encourage more care providers to have input into the consultation.
‘There has been a huge amont of interest,’ said Mr Hope.
‘Carers and care workers have been turning up at our national roadshows and many have submitted their views which is very helpful. I know there are the various organisations which are making submissions but it is important that individuals submit their personal views about the shaping of the future of the care system.
‘What we are doing here is very dramatic – Bevan and Beveridge created the National Health Service in the 1940s but they didn’t include social care. That’s what we are doing here, and the idea of a National Care Service is a radical proposal.’
Mr Hope said that, at present, there were about four adults of working age to every pensioner, and this would reduce to three to one, and eventually to two to one, so fewer people of working age would be paying taxes to pay for a