Poll reflects ‘a mounting clamour for change’ to social care system
A Help the Aged poll released suggests that 59% of people intend to vote for a political party that prioritises social care for older people at the next general election.
Key issues around adult social care such as the gap between care and provision and quality of life in care homes have generated considerable debate in recent months. The Government has promised a Green Paper next spring, but Help the Aged says its poll results will put increased pressure on government to act.
The survey also found that two in three people believe “politicians have neglected social care to the extent that it is now in crisis”.
Paul Cann, director of policy at Help the Aged, said the figures raise the stakes on adult social care.
“The issue looks to have achieved the same status as the perennial duo of schools and hospitals,” said Mr Cann.
“More and more people are waking up to the crisis we face, and will vote for whomever they