Sunday 5 March 2017 / 3:51 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Government must put £2bn into the budget for social care – Barbara Keeley MP

Keeley MP
Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health, commenting
on reports of funding for social care in the forthcoming budget, said:

“Reports of any additional money for social care are of course welcome,
but the reality is that it is the Tories who have spent the last 7 years
cutting billions from council budgets. This has meant the loss of £5 billion
for adult social care.

"Labour is calling on the government to put £2 billion into the budget for
social care. There is also an urgent need for a longer-term funding plan to get
social care out of the current crisis and on to a more stable footing”