Wednesday 13 June 2018 / 1:24 PM Barbara Keeley / Social Care

By cutting other council services is no way to fix the social care crisis – Barbara Keeley

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care, commenting on new research from the IFS showing that council spending on adult social care is 9% lower per person than 2009-10, said:

“This research shows that the Tories’ piecemeal approach to funding social care at a time of sky-rocketing demand is seeing people getting less care and worse quality care.

“Reductions in spending have resulted in overworked staff, poorer quality care and people failing to get the care they need to live with dignity, hitting more deprived areas the hardest.

“Robbing Peter to pay Paul by cutting other council services is no way to fix the social care crisis that the Tories have created. They need to follow Labour’s example and commit to invest £8 billion across this Parliament with £1 billion up front this year to start to ease this funding crisis.”