Thursday 18 June 2020 / 6:00 AM Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall on ADASS 2020 Budget Survey

Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care, commenting on the ADASS 2020 Budget Survey, said: 

“Coronavirus has brutally exposed fundamental problems with our social care system, and the urgent need for long-term reform. Local councils do not have the resources they need to give care workers the salary they deserve, and many are desperately worried they won’t be able to meet the needs of older and disabled people over the next year.

“Piecemeal funding announcements have not given councils the money they need to cope with the costs of the pandemic, let alone the long-term financial security they need. The Government must give care services the resources and support they need to deal with the immediate pressures of the pandemic, alongside the longer-term funding settlement for social care that is crucial to the country’s recovery.”