Four Public Affairs supported the launch of Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of care providers that had weathered five years of cuts to local authority-commissioned care services.
The start of the campaign was marked with the publication of a Care Crisis Manifesto which called on the Government to bring forward funding for vital community-based learning disability services. This was covered in the national media and backed by senior MPs across party lines.
Since then we have worked with the providers to help secure a better long term funding settlement for the adult social care sector. Our activity has involved a comprehensive programme of parliamentary outreach, involving meetings with ministers, establishing backbench working groups and communicating around set-piece political events.
In partnership we have helped to secure great results, in particular the favourable rise in the Social Care Precept threshold and a £2 billion cash injection announced by the Chancellor at the Budget.