In the news
The news has been dominated by the forthcoming general election, which will be held on Thursday 8th June. The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have all referred to social care in their manifestos. The majority of the larger political parties have confirmed they are also producing ‘easy-read’ manifestos, which should be available in the next few weeks.
Several charities and organisations have released their own ‘manifestos’, highlighting areas the next Government should address. Carers UK, Disability United, NCVO and UKHCA (of which the Trust is a member) have all produced information for the next Government outlining their concerns around disability, social care, and the role of charities.
Charities Brandon Trust, Dimensions and United Response have produced a number of resources to support people with disabilities, including learning disabilities and autism, to engage in the voting process. Sara Livadeas, one of the Trust’s trustees, has written for The Guardian on why care homes should take part in the general election.
Earlier this month, local elections took place across England, Wales and Scotland. Metropolitan mayors were also elected for the first time in a number of areas in England. The Trust will be making contact with those newly elected to these posts in areas where we operate to inform them of our work and invite them to visit their local service.
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Sarah Rufrancos - Policy and Campaigns Manager