Friday 30 August 2019 / 12:01 AM Social Care

Barbara Keeley comments on the Health Foundation’s report on adult social care

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care and Mental Health, commenting on the Health Foundation’s report on adult social care, said:

“This is an important reminder to the Prime Minister of the scale of the crisis facing social care. After nine years of cuts to council budgets, £7.7 billion has been taken out of social care, leaving services at breaking point.

“The Tories’ shameful inaction on social care is forcing councils to make difficult decisions about who can receive care, and too many people are left to cope without the support they badly need.

“Social care needs substantial investment. Labour has pledged £8 billion of additional funding to ease the pressures on the system, and we will build a National Care Service to secure the future of social care for the long term.”