Let us Learn too – a response from the Prime Minister
On 8th September we contributed and signed the ‘Let us Learn too’ letter in collaboration with many other individuals and groups passionate about the right to a good education for our children. Click here for details.
Today, we received the following response from Boris Johnson, whilst this is a positive letter now we need actions and outcomes:
Dear Dr Kennedy,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about social care charges and disabled people’s needs.
Disabled people should be empowered and their needs met so that they can live with dignity and the Government is commitment to ensuring that the most vulnerable in society are given the support they need.
We are determined to tackle the challenges in social care, creating a sustainable adult care system that is fit for the future. As you may be aware, £36 billion will be invested in the health and care system over the next three years, including £5.4 billion for social care, to ensure it has the long term resources it needs.
Of course, while absolutely vital, these changes alone will not solve the long term problems in the social care system and I can assure you the Government recognises the wider set of issues faced by the sector including the system of social care charges. That is why, over the coming months, the Government will be working alongside the social care sector to develop a “Blueprint for Adult Social Care” which will set out further details on proposals. This will include investing in the Disabled Facilities Grant and supported housing, and exploring other innovative housing solutions to support more people to live independently at home.
I can assure you that disabled people will be heard and involved in reforming social care. These reforms must be meaningful in order to create a fully inclusive society.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
Boris Johnson MP
Member of Parliament (Uxbridge and South Ruislip)