Tuesday 31 July 2018 / 12:01 AM Barbara Keeley / Social Care

Barbara Keeley comments on LGA’s publication of its Green Paper

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care, commenting on the Local Government Association’s publication of its own Green Paper as adult social care reaches breaking point, said:

“The launch of this paper highlights the shameful inaction of this Tory Government, which has yet again delayed its own Green Paper until an unspecified point in the autumn.

“While the Tories kick the can down the road, 1.4 million older people are going without the care they need and over one million working-age people with care needs receive inadequate 15-minute care visits, robbing them of their dignity.

“Labour would immediately invest £1 billion in the first year to ease the Tory social care crisis, with £8 billion of funding across the Parliament, to meet more social care need and put plans in place for a sustainable National Care Service for the long term.”