Government release COVID-19 'action plan for adult social care', Jo Land comments

16/04/2020

Avenues Chief Executive Jo Land comments on the government's COVID-19 'Action plan for adult social care'

"This action plan could not have come soon enough; alongside NHS colleagues, Avenues staff and those in the wider care sector are doing a truly exceptional job during these most testing of times, showing huge professionalism, composure and dedication to ensure the safety of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

"While we are pleased their critical role has been recognised, it is essential that these new measures are made permanent beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Social care has always played a huge preventative role for the NHS, and always will. NHS staff know this, social care staff know this, and the levelling up of the support provided to the two allied professions must stick.

"The question we and other providers are now asking is when these necessary measures will be put in place, and how they will be rolled out to the workforce. As a sector, through VODG, we will be pressing Government for details and a clear timeframe – these plans need to be actioned with urgency."

Jo Land
Group Chief Executive Officer

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-adult-social-care-action-plan/covid-19-our-action-plan-for-adult-social-care

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