Today is a really exciting day, as the ‘Whose Social Care is it Anyway?’ Inquiry group issue our first findings.
The powerful thing about this inquiry is that is has been led by us, people who draw on social care to lead our lives or who support loved ones to do so. We got tired of being left out of the discussions about reform or being the ‘tick box service-user’ so we took matters into our own hands and started the Whose Social Care is it Anyway? Inquiry.
But we knew we didn’t know everything so we asked people whether they currently experience our vision (below) in their lives and their ideas for change.
We heard from over 500 people (thank you!) and from what people told us and our own experiences we have identified 5 key changes to bring our vision about.
1. Communities where everyone belongs
2. Living in the place we call home
3. Leading the lives we want to live
4. More resources, better used
5. Sharing power as equals
As we move into the next stage of the inquiry over the coming months, we will be looking into these 5 key changes in more detail and starting to craft the solutions that can make our vision a reality. Please share the report and look at the asks to see what you can do in your live or work to start making these changes happen.
If you would like to be part of helping to bring about our vision and the 5 key changes you can sign up here to be kept up to date with the work of the movement and opportunities to get involved: