National Voices responds to the Budget

Wed, 22 November 2017

Commenting on today’s Budget, Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, said:

This is a disappointing Budget that does not meet the funding needs for health and social care. People will suffer as access to treatments and services is increasingly restricted.

Social care did not feature in today’s Budget. We still need a proper long term funding settlement that deals with health and social care together.

Until then, as services and treatments are increasingly rationed, those with the greatest needs but the smallest voices are more likely to lose out the most. Those running the system must radically improve their engagement with local communities so that their decision making is fair, inclusive and transparent.

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