Friday 6 March 2020 / 4:10 PM Barbara Keeley / Social Care

Matt Hancock letter on cross-party talks shows Tories have no plan to fix social care crisis

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health, commenting on Matt Hancock’s letter on cross-party talks on social care, said:

“The Prime Minister promised voters that he had a plan to fix the social care crisis but now all we see is an open-ended invitation for comments.

“As we have repeatedly said, cross-party talks can only be effective when the government comes forward with its proposals for reform. It is clear that it does not have a plan to fix the crisis in social care.

“Labour has offered to engage in meaningful cross-party talks and we would be happy to do so, but the process outlined by Matt Hancock is another consultation that provides no help to a system in crisis.”