Care and Support Alliance: Social care system is broken

Politicians from all parties have been urged to work together to find a way to overhaul the social care system in England.

Cross-party talks about the care given to the elderly and disabled failed in 2010, but will start again this month.

In an open letter, charities, faith-based groups and senior figures in the NHS and local government say the opportunity must not be missed.

Chair of the Care and Support Alliance Simon Gillespie said the current system is broken and the issue must be addressed by all political parties.

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