Age UK has today published a new report on the state of social care, seeking to answer the question Age UK is asked by many older people: “Why can’t I get care?”. Drawing on the experiences of older people, it looks at how social care is supposed to work and how it is actually working. Find out full details below, including some template posts to help spread the word on social media.
Severe shortages in staff and the lack of funding to pay for more or better services to provide care or respite provision have left a gaping hole in support, leading to the situation we have today. The “Why can’t I get care?” report shows that good care is possible and makes all the difference, and calls on the Government to invest both in social care and in the people who provide it.
We want to hear from you on how the challenges in the social care system are impacting older people and your services locally. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss this.
We will be launching a new campaign on social care soon and we look forward to working alongside you on this.
Spreading the word on Social Media
If you have time, please spread awareness about the new report by sharing online. You can use these suggested template Tweets and Facebook posts to promote the report if you wish:
Did you know 2.6 million older people aged 50+ in England have an unmet need for care?
Read Age UK’s new report on the challenges older people face accessing good social care: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/campaigns/care-in-crisis/why-cant-i-get-care-report.pdf
Did you know 14,000 people each week are having their request for care turned down?
Age UK’s new report “Why Can’t I Get Care?” highlights the urgent need to improve social care: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/campaigns/care-in-crisis/why-cant-i-get-care-report.pdf
2.6 million people aged 50+ in England have an unmet care need and 14,000 people each week are having their request for care turned down. But good care is possible and makes all the difference.
Read Age UK’s latest report “Why Can’t I Get care?” to learn about the urgent need to improve social care: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/campaigns/care-in-crisis/why-cant-i-get-care-report.pdf