We join Labour Party Conference events
Community integrated Care has been proud to join two Labour Party Conference fringe events, campaigning for improved reward and recognition for our social care workforce.
In October, John Hughes, Community Integrated Care’s Director of Partnerships & Communities, joined spokespeople from across the care sector and beyond at The Future Social Care Coalition’s Labour Party Conference ‘Caring About Care’ event in Liverpool, in a special rally for social care.
John joined speakers including the Mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham; Shadow Secretary (Health and Social Care) Wes Streeting MP; and Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Liz Kendall MP, to pose important questions to party leaders about the future of the sector, and call for a fair deal for our social care workforce.
Speaking of the event, John Hughes said, “Our social care workforce is made up of incredibly skilled and hard-working people who bring so much to the people they support, our communities and society at large. I was proud to join the FSCC and peers from across the social care sector to share the experiences and challenges that our frontline colleagues face, and rally to government for increased reward and recognition for our incredibly valuable workforce.”
Meanwhile later in the month, our charity’s Sports Inclusion Assistant, Matt Price, joined John Hughes in representing Community Integrated Care at a Fringe event hosted by the National Care Form (NCF) – “Valuing people and their communities: Unlocking the potential of not-for-profit care”.
Sharing his own lived experience of having Autism, and the accomplishments he has achieved through working at Community Integrated Care and inspiring others in his role, Matt emphasised the importance of the sector in supporting people with learning disabilities to live the best lives possible and access life-changing opportunities.
Matt said: “I know from my own first-hand experience just how crucial the work of our colleagues is, to support people to live their best lives. So, I am really delighted to have the chance to join the other members of the panel and speak directly to Labour representatives about the importance of funding the sector. I was proud to represent the charity at such a key event and bring attention to what social care needs to provide happy and fulfilled lives for all.”
Read more about Community Integrated Care’s campaign for fair reward and recognition for the social care workforce, in our charity’s Unfair To Care Report at: www.UnfairToCare.co.uk.