The Hope Charter has its origins in a church-led initiative in Merseyside that was a response to the increasing funding crisis that our City Region is experiencing.
Irrespective of our view on funding cuts for local authorities, many citizens do not realise that these disproportionately affect areas of significant social need. Given that one of the largest expenditure items for Local Authorities is social care, the impact on the vulnerable is obvious.
The Charter recognises the importance of social care, the need for a proper and fair funding arrangements for social care, and better recognition of the value of care workers through realistic remuneration and working conditions. Here is a link to the Charter.