Wednesday 25 January 2017 / 4:52 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Tory Health Minsters should be acting to address the challenges on the costs of care – Barbara Keeley

Barbara
Keeley, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Social Care,
commenting on an
investigation by the Health Service Journal and Disability United, which
reveals that Clinical Commissioning Groups are drawing up new
restrictions governing care for older and disabled people, said:

“It
is deeply worrying that thousands of vulnerable people could be forced to move
into care homes against their will just because that is a cheaper option than
living at home.

“Evicting
older or disabled people from their homes due to decisions about the cost of
their care is unacceptable. This could also affect people who need care at home
at the end of their lives.

“Tory
Health Minsters should be acting to address the challenges on the costs of
care. The Government must ensure that the NHS and social care has the funding
it needs.”