I appeared on BBC’s Newscast last week to discuss the last few months in politics. As Shadow Social Care Minister, I spoke about Boris Johnson’s promise to fix the crisis in social care – a promise he made over two years ago. Despite the Prime Minister saying he had a plan prepared, we are yet to see it. We have now been told we won’t see it before the autumn.
Any plan for funding social care must be fair for different generations and different incomes. Additionally, the plan must do more than cap the cost of care – even though this is important.
We need a ten-year plan for investment and reform, that puts social care services on a sustainable footing, and makes sure elderly and disabled people are able to live the life they choose.