The Yorkshire Post says: Joining up policy. Time to overhaul social care

Social care demands a joined-up policy approach.
Social care demands a joined-up policy approach.
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THE FIRST ever loneliness strategy – launched this week by Theresa May and murdered MP Jo Cox’s sister Kim Leadbeater – shows what it is possible when some Government departments work together.

It now needs all Ministers to multiply their efforts 
and apply the same principle to social care. Unless there’s a joined-up policy at a national, 
regional and local level, hospital A&E units and GP surgeries will continue to be overwhelmed by frail individuals who are no longer in a position to look after themselves.

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As such, Chancellor Philip Hammond should use this month’s Budget – and opportunity being presented by the forthcoming Green Paper on social care – to insist on such a strategy as part of the Government’s new funding settlement for the NHS. With taxes likely to go up to fund the extra £20bn a year promised by Mrs May, and an ageing society adding 
to the pressures, the need for real reform has never been greater.