Why is this necessary?
The recent pandemic has highlighted the severe shortcoming of the current provision of social care in the UK. The development of a NSCS in the wake of the pandemic would provide an infrastructure project comparable to the development of the NHS after the second world war. This could provide the badly needed support for those in the UK who are most in need, whether through age, dementia, disability, long-term health difficulties, or as a result of providing voluntary care for a loved one. In doing so, it would create a lasting legacy, meet the aims of ‘building back better’ and provide employment for many of those whose jobs have been threatened by the pandemic.