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The Care and Support Alliance (CSA), a coalition of more than 70 charities including Mind, has this afternoon hand-delivered a letter urging George Osborne to recognise the huge social value of social care in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).
Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of Scope and Chair of the CSA, delivered the letter to the Treasury building, together with representatives of member organisations.
The letter urges the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make social care a top priority for investment in the CSR and is accompanied by a booklet which emphasises - through personal examples of people helped by social care provision - that the system offers great value for money by enabling people with disabilities and their carers to live safely, with dignity, and make a positive contribution to society.
The handover of the letter was accompanied by a ‘thunderclap’ on Twitter – an explosion of tweets from people all over the country asking George Osborne MP to ensure the social care system is given the funding it deserves.