Kari Gerstheimer explains the problems with Rishi Sunak MP’s Budget

When the Budget was announced, our expectations were not high. But even we at Access Social Care were surprised and saddened by how far this mini-Budget fell short of the help so desperately needed in the social care sector. With demand for social care at an all-time high, people with social care needs, carers and the social care workforce needed action, not platitudes and promises.


Older and disabled people, paid and unpaid carers, frequently live in poverty. Sunak’s Spring Budget came at a time of looming unprecedented hardship. The impending cost of living crisis, caused by prices increasing faster than income, affects the poorest the hardest.  No amount of household budgeting will bala...

Kari Gerstheimer
Access Social Care

This article is part of a subscription-based access, to continue reading, please contact your library