End the care crisis

The social care system in England is in crisis.

It’s failing to deliver the quality care that people of all ages affected by MS rely on to live independently. 

Social care includes things like:

  • equipment
  • someone to help you in your home
  • residential care
  • support for carers

1 in 3 people with MS aren't getting care needs met

Right now, 1 in 3 people living with MS aren’t getting the support they need with essential everyday activities like washing, dressing and eating. That's unacceptable. Read more about the care crisis in our report.

The government has promised to improve social care in England, and ask us how to do it. We need to hold them to account.

We're keeping the pressure up

Together, we’ve reached 90% of all MPs in England with our emails about the care crisis and many have signed the joint Care and Support Alliance petition calling on the Government to publish its plans to reform social care. 

In November 2017, the Government announced it will publish a Green Paper on the future of social care for older people next summer. It will also take forward a parallel programme of work which will focus on working age adults.

We’re pleased the Government has acknowledged the need to look at social care for younger disabled people but we now need to work hard to make sure that the voices of people with MS are heard as proposals are developed. 

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