Thursday 5 December 2019 / 12:30 AM Barbara Keeley / Social Care

Age UK analysis shows a lack of social care has led to 2.5 million lost bed days

Barbara Keeley, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care, commenting on new analysis by Age UK showing a lack of social care has led to 2.5 million lost bed days, said:

“The Conservatives’ failure to propose a solution to the crisis in social care has left the NHS picking up the pieces, and left patients trapped in hospital when they should be able to have the support they need at home.

“Tory cuts to council budgets has meant £7.7 billion has been lost from social care budgets and they have squeezed NHS funding so that the vital care people need outside of hospital just isn’t available.

“You can’t trust Boris Johnson with our public services. Labour will build a National Care Service that will deliver free personal care for older people and invest an additional £10 billion of funding by 2023/24 to deliver thousands more care packages for people who need care.”

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