Social care not the most pressing issue on the public’s mind


Posted on February 23rd, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Social care not the most pressing issue on the public’s mind

Despite increasing media attention social care ranks only as the ninth matter for concern in people’s minds, according to the latest Ipsos MORI/Economist Issues Index.

The poll shows increasing public concern with the NHS, with almost half (49%) of the British public considering it to be one of the biggest issues facing Britain. Concern has risen nine percentage points since December, and is now at the highest level recorded since April 2003.

After the NHS the public rank the following as issues of major concern (in descending priority):

  • Brexit
  • Immigration
  • The economy
  • Housing
  • Unemployment
  • Education/schools
  • Poverty/inequality
  • Ageing population/social care
  • Defence/foreign affairs/terrorism




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