This is one of the reasons I am standing for election to my local council.

Social care has been neglected by successive right-wing governments for decades.

Passing the buck onto private service providers was never going to help because they have to try to make a profit on a dwindling income; government won’t pay and poor families can’t.

Result: Care workers on the minimum wage who couldn’t care less – and are quitting the English system. I want to prevent the same thing from happening here in Wales.

Is this the kind of service we think we owe the people who raised us?

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal.

Service providers warn that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are receiving poorer levels of care.

In a letter to the prime minister, the chairman of the UK Homecare Association said the adult social care system – which applies to those over the age of 18 – has begun to collapse.

The government said an extra £2bn is being invested in the system.

An ageing population means demand is increasing for adult social care services.

Those who provide care to people directly in their own homes, or in nursing homes, say a growing shortage of staff means people face receiving deteriorating levels of care.

Source: Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day – BBC News

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