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Liz speaks at Health Foundation webinar

Today I spoke at the Health Foundation’s webinar, “Can politicians ‘get social care done?’” It was a pleasure to discuss this issue alongside Charles Tallack, Sarah Neville, and Damian Green MP.

Right now, our care system is not prepared for our ageing population. Average life expectancy has increased dramatically since the welfare and healthcare systems were built. One in four babies born today will live to over 100. I believe that social care has to be an absolute priority if we are to build back a better Britain.

If we want to make change, we need a real positive vision for social care. This vision shouldn’t just be about fixing the current, broken system of social care – it needs to transform services for users and families.

I spoke about Labour’s vision for social care to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services last month – you can read more online.