Liz calls out Government for social care funding cuts over Easter


We already know that the Conservatives have completely failed to deliver their flagship policy of a cap on care costs, but over Easter we learned that they have broken the rest of their promises on social care too.

The £500 million promised for the care workforce has been cut in half and the £300 million promised for housing in care has been slashed by two thirds – never mind £600 million of promises still missing!

They do not seem to grasp that if people are not kept in their own homes, they end up stuck in hospital, with all the knock-on consequences for NHS waiting times and emergency care.

I asked the Minister to tell us where all that money has gone and why on earth older and disabled people and their families should ever believe the Conservatives on social care again?