Woman with MS in wheelchair in a garden

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 don't get the care they need

Right now, 1 in 3 people living with MS who struggle with essential everyday activities like washing, dressing and eating aren't having their care needs met. That's unacceptable.

In 2017, the Government promised to improve social care in England. We need to keep holding them to account.

> Read more about the care crisis in our report

We're keeping the pressure up

In September 2018, we were pleased that the Government listened to our calls to include working age adults in their promised public consultation on social care - known as a Green Paper.

But this consultation has now been delayed six times. The Care Minister Caroline Dinenage says these delays are in part because Brexit is taking centre stage.

Ending the care crisis can’t wait any longer. We’re working with 80 other charities under the Care and Support Alliance to push for the consultation to be released and for urgent funding for social care.

When the Green Paper is published, we’ll need to tell the Government what needs to change for people affected by MS.

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