Thursday 6 September 2018 / 12:01 AM Barbara Keeley

1.4 million older people going without care at all – Barbara Keeley

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care, commenting on Independent Age’s new report, said:

“This report serves to show up the Tory Government’s shameful lack of leadership when it comes to fixing the social care crisis, with vulnerable older and working-age people who desperately need care paying the price for their inaction.

“While nearly half a million people are getting less publicly funded care and 1.4 million older people going without care at all, the Tories have chosen to kick the can down the road with an unnecessary and much-delayed Green Paper.

“By contrast, Labour has pledged to invest £8 billion across this Parliament to ease the crisis and to place a lifetime cap on care costs so that no-one pays catastrophic costs as they do now.”