Our manifesto for the 2024 UK General Election calls for action on human rights, health and wellbeing, and financial fairness.

The ALLIANCE is pleased today (June 20) to publish our manifesto for the 2024 UK General Election, “Rights Wellbeing Fairness”.

The 2024 UK general election comes at a pivotal point, following Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the cost of living crisis, all of which have had serious but unevenly felt impacts. It presents an opportunity to restore the UK’s status as a global leader in human rights – not simply defending our existing framework but taking further action to progressively realise human rights.

It’s a moment where, learning from our experience of COVID-19, renewed investment in health, social care and reducing health inequalities can transform lives. It’s time to move on from an economic model rooted narrowly in GDP growth, towards a wellbeing economy and a rights based approach to public finances that values investments like care and social security.

In our manifesto, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) calls for all political parties to make the following commitments:

Human Rights

Human rights are for everyone, and we all benefit from upholding and strengthening human rights protections.

  • Uphold the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Strengthen the existing human rights framework.
  • Deliver a fair immigration system that supports recruitment and upholds the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

Health, Care and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing in every part of the UK depends on the UK Government investing in care, whilst acting on wider public health and tackling inequalities.

  • Invest in health and social care.
  • Reduce health inequalities.
  • Address gambling harms.

Financial Fairness

Fairness must be at the heart of public finances and the economy, with investment in the services people rely on, recognition for the value of care, and a human rights based approach to social security.

  • Reimagine investment and the economy.
  • Ensure social security and work deliver dignity for disabled people.
  • Repair the broken social security system.
  • Deliver a fair, renewable deal on energy.

The manifesto is available for download via the resource links below, including in Easy Read format. You can also find a BSL, voiceover and subtitle video summary of the manifesto on the ALLIANCE YouTube channel here.

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