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Liz appears on BBC East Midlands Politics

[19/07/2021 | No comment]

Yesterday I appeared on BBC East Midlands Politics to talk about the big issues of the week. We discussed the July 19 re-opening, and football, and the rumours that the Prime Minister will bring forward his social care reform plans. As Shadow Social Care Minister, this is an important topic for me.

The newspapers are reporting the Government will introduce a cap on care costs, so people don’t have to sell their homes to afford care. However, after years of broken promises, a cap on care costs alone won’t go far enough.
 
We need a full plan to transform social care, and when the Prime Minister finally announces his plan to fix the crisis in social care it should not just deliver a cap, but a pay rise for care workers and support for famiies looking after their loved ones.

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