Monday 20 March 2017 / 10:03 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Barbara Keeley responds to Panorama’s upcoming report on care contract closures

Barbara Keeley
MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care
, commenting on
Panorama’s upcoming report on care contract closures, said:

“This is yet more evidence of this Government’s social care crisis.

"With £4.6billion cuts to social care in the last Parliament and rising
pressures from demand, costs and wages, it is no surprise that an increasing
number of care providers are finding it impossible to make their contracts
work.

"The funding in the Budget for social care was only half what was needed
for this year. It’s time the Government gave social care the money it needs and
develops a fair, long-term funding solution to provide sufficient good quality
and dignified care for those who need it.”