Fixing the crisis in social care is crucial if our public services are going to succeed – Gwynne
Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Communities Secretary, responding to the delay in the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on social care, said:
“The Government have continued to overlook the elderly and vulnerable who depend on social care.
“Fixing the crisis in social care is crucial if our public services are going to succeed, but this latest delay means that the Green Paper will be published over a year late. We also have no indication when the Government plans to announce its strategy to support working age adults who receive care.
“Tory cuts to council budgets have hollowed out our care system, leaving some of the most vulnerable in society without the care that they desperately need. Labour would invest £8 billion in social care across this Parliament and establish a National Care Service that we can all be proud of.”