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Liz calls out Tory failure to support social care this winter


The previous Conservative Health Secretary promised £500m social care discharge funding for this winter. But we are now in November and not a single penny of this money has been seen.

Tory political chaos and incompetence over the last few weeks means that local services cannot properly plan and thousands more elderly people are trapped in hospitals when they do not need to be, with all the knock-on consequences this has for the rest of the NHS.

The Tories are not giving our NHS or social care the support they need this winter.

Earlier this week I challenged the Government over the £500m social care discharge fund. I didn’t get an answer. You can read what I had to say here.