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Liz speaks about lack of support for social care in the Budget

[05/03/2021 | No comment]

Rishi Sunak’s budget on Wednesday had absolutely no mention of social care. This pandemic has exposed the impact of 10 years of social care funding cuts, and our carer workers and families deserve better.

The Chancellor then told the BBC that the reason that social care plans hadn’t been brought forward was that the Government were trying to build cross-party support. As Shadow Care Minister, this has not once been raised with me, or other members of the Shadow Health Team. This is despite of me asking about it multiple times over the last year.

Proper cross-party talks isn’t the Government deciding and expecting other parties to agree. It’s about finding common ground that will last for years to come. 

The Prime Minister said over 18 months ago that he had a plan to fix social care. We need to see this plan urgently and end the crisis in social care once and for all.

Read more coverage in the Daily Mail, Sky News, the Yorkshire Post, the i, and the Daily Mirror.

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