Transforming social care is the challenge of our generation. This was true even before Covid struck, but the pandemic has exposed, more than ever, the urgent need for reform.
A future Labour government will modernise the welfare state from cradle to grave, investing in social care as part of our ambition to make Britain the best country in which to grow old.
However, the Tories’ plans won’t “fix the crisis in social care”, let alone deliver a proper vision.
In the build-up to Labour Party Annual Conference next week, I’ve written an article for LabourList on Labour’s ambitions for social care, and why a universal, needs-based, nationally funded, locally delivered care system needs to be at the heart of our modern welfare state.