Call for action on social care

In his New Year message Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called for action to fix “broken” social care while praising the work of carers.  Speaking during a visit to MHA’s Bradbury Grange care home in Whitstable, he also flagged up the forthcoming Care and Support Reimagined report, due to be published on 24 January by the Archbishops’ Commission chaired by Dr Anna Dixon, which he said would offer a new vision for social care.  “Caring goes to the heart of what it means to be human. “It’s hard, but it can also be the most life-giving thing we ever do,” Archbishop Welby said in his video message.  “We know our care system is broken, but it doesn’t have to be.  We can rise to the challenge of fixing it.  That means action from all of us; you, me, families, communities, and government.”