Liz addresses the Future of Care Leaders Conference

I was delighted to address the Future of Care Leaders Conference this morning – a conference that brings together care professionals, managers, owners and influencers to discuss both the challenges facing the social care sector and the steps that can be taken to achieve long lasting change.

My speech focused on the lessons from more than a decade of Tory failure on social care reform, and how Labour would start putting this right.

Labour is under no illusions about the scale of the task ahead. Social care was left out of the original welfare settlement and putting it where it should be – at the heart of a modernised welfare state, on an equal footing with the NHS – will take guts, focus and determination. But with Keir Starmer’s leadership and working in partnership with the social care sector, we can and will deliver.

Click here to read my speech in full!