A coalition of charities have warned that people living and working in the care sector have been “neglected”, in a letter to the government.
Alzheimer’s Society, Marie Curie, Age UK, Care England and Independent Age urged the government to publish a comprehensive plan to support social care through the pandemic in a letter to Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health and social care. They warned that hundreds are dying in care homes and that care workers, who are putting their lives at risk, have been “undervalued”.
Charities say that sector needs access to testing and protective equipment. They also said they were concerned about people in care settings not being able to go to hospital and being cut off from family.
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