Tuesday 2 October 2018 / 12:01 AM Barbara Keeley / Social Care

Tinkering at the edges will not solve social care crisis – Barbara Keeley

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Member for Social Care, responding to Matthew Hancock’s Conservative Party conference announcement, said:

“There is a severe crisis in social care caused by eight years of Tory austerity, and tinkering at the edges like this is not going to solve it.

“With 400,000 fewer people receiving care under this Government than in 2010, funding such a small number of care packages is a drop in the ocean.

“Labour will rebuild social care services, starting with an extra £8 billion across a Parliament to start to ease the crisis, to lift care quality and ensure more people get the support they need.”