Springhill Care Group director pleas to Government on policy clarity

The head of care home network, Springhill Care Group, has made an appeal to the Government asking for clarity on the future of social care.

Donna Briggs, managing director of Springhill Care Group, said: “We along with other providers need to know what we are dealing with for the short and longer term.

“We can only plan based on the what information we know to provide the relevant services being demanded from a growing ageing population, and this delay affects everyone including our residents and our staff.

“Developing the skills of our workforce is crucial and a part of Springhill’s commitment to providing the best in care but we need to understand what we are dealing with for the future.”

A social care green paper on the future of adult social care was expected before the summer, then delayed to the autumn and now it’s expected to be published before the end of 2018.

However, there are now fears that the green paper could be delayed once again due to Brexit.

Springhill Care Group’s Caring Heroes campaign was launched to help raise awareness of the lack of skills and the way care sector employees are undervalued.

The campaign has been backed by Care England, the Care Workers Charity, Skills for Care and MPs Graham Jones of Hyndburn and Rosie Coops of West Lancs.

Activity in the Caring Heroes campaign can be followed on social media using #caringheroes.

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