The government this week launched a public consultation on social care reform. The consultation will be followed by a green paper where the Government will outline its proposals for reform. Influencing this green paper is a key part of the MS Society's policy and campaigns strategy for 2008.
Welcoming the launch of the consultation on social care reform, Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the MS Society, said: "We're acutely aware that most people with MS feel the social care system is failing them. The criteria for access to funding are too tight - the funding shortfall isn't 20 years away, it's with us right now."
"This consultation is a once in a generation opportunity for the government to fix social care. We need to make sure the young and disabled aren't left out because current provision for them is pitiful."