Yesterday I made a speech to the National Children and Adults Services Conference. I argued that reform and investment in social care is not just morally right, it’s good for the economy too.
Our economy relies on a properly functioning care system. Without it, people struggle to keep their jobs or juggle work and family life. In modern Britain, social care and childcare are as much a part of our economic infrastructure as the roads and the railways. That is why ensuring high quality care for those who need it is one of the four key missions in Labour’s industrial strategy and something we will be arguing loudly and clearly in the months ahead.