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Liz calls on Government to consider long-term funding plan for NHS and social care

[27/04/2018 | No comment]

On Wednesday 25th April, I spoke in Labour’s opposition debate on social care.

The Government’s funding cuts to local authorities mean hundreds of thousands of fewer people are now getting the publically-funded social care they need, while family carers are being put under unsustainable pressure. The Government should listen to the calls of the 103 MPs who have called for a parliamentary commission to find a long-term plan for the NHS and social care; and Ministers need to consider the ten principles for long-term funding that I have published with MPs Norman Lamb and Nick Boles.

You can read the principles here. Listen to my interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about the ten principles here. You can read the whole social care debate here.

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