At The Care Forum, our mission is to promote health and wellbeing for all and to challenge inequalities in health and social care policy and services.
I was pleased to be able to make this point on the Sky News coverage yesterday. We know from our work that reduced funding for councils has caused stress for many people in Bristol and the South West, with valuable services sometimes being reduced or cut. If austerity is coming to an end – as promised by the Chancellor yesterday – then we’ve been hearing from people want to understand when this will happen, and what this means for them. We know from research in England that women and people from equalities backgrounds have often ‘felt the pinch’ the most, and so any change in policy might start by addressing the needs of those who have been most affected first.
The Care Forum will continue to work to challenge inequalities in the South West, alongside the partners and volunteers we work with every day. To find out more, or how you can get involved, visit: https://www.thecareforum.org/volunteer/
We are always looking to hear from people about health and social care – if you’ve got an opinion, a response or just want to share your thoughts find us on:
Phone: 0117 9654444