Sunday 22 October 2017 / 11:47 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The danger for people facing catastrophic long-term care costs isn’t over – Barbara Keeley

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social
Care,

responding to a leaked draft of this year’s Tory manifesto, said:

“This leaked draft manifesto shows just how damaging the Dementia
Tax could have been for people in need of care.

“But the danger for people facing catastrophic long-term care
costs isn’t over. It seems from social care minister Jackie Doyle-Price’s recent
comments that the Tories are still considering this disastrous policy.

“Labour will build a sustainable National Care Service funded by
sharing risk across the population to avoid people facing catastrophic costs
for care.“