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Liz speaks at Health Foundation fringe event

At Labour Party Annual Conference, I spoke at the Health Foundation’s fringe meeting ‘Where next for social care?’. It was great to see such a large turnout to hear about where the Government need to go next on social care reform, and how a Labour government would approach social care.

I spoke about the need for a comprehensive plan of investment and reform, as well as why the Government’s plans to fund social care through an increase in National Insurance Contributions would be unfair on working people, including those care staff on whom social care relies.

Labour would ensure that those with the broadest shoulders bear the burden of paying for social care, and we would deliver a universal, needs-based, nationally funded but locally delivered system as part of the modern welfare state.