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Jo Henney, CEO of Nugent, provides pre-election comments

Jo Henney, CEO, Nugent:

”I want today’s result to mark the start of real change, but until we understand the full implications of funding and implementing the new policies, I don’t want to get my hopes up that there will be fast and lasting support for the social care sector.

“The more encouraging pledges include Labour’s Young Futures programme – early years intervention through increased youth workers, mental health support workers, career advisers and youth hubs, to create a sense of place, community, opportunity and support for future generations.

“No matter the outcome this week, our social care system is stretched to its limits; we are desperate for robust, sustainable policies to ensure long-term stability, which will protect the dignity and well-being of the most vulnerable people in society – temporary fixes or performative words will not.”