Social care campaign lobbies Parliament
09 March 2012
People using social care service stress the need for reform over the lack of support for independent living
Many disabled people, including people with multiple sclerosis, lack the essential support to live independently and depend on the support and care of family or care services.
As part of the Care and Support Alliance almost 1,000 people, who were either older or disabled, and their carers, voiced their opinions in Parliament, as part of the Mass Lobby Day, demanding an urgent change to the social care system.
On 7 March, MPs listened to the stories of many people who lacked the necessary care; people with disabilities who were unable to access enough support to live independently; families who have to pay expensive care bills for basic care and overworked carers who support and care for loved ones.
Director General from AgeUK, Michelle Mitchell, thanked those involved for their 'support and determination'.
The video clip below shows the campaigners who lobbied Parliament on the day