Last week I met with social care professionals who work in the Wirral in a event organised by the Labour MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern. It’s always so important to hear from people working on the frontline of social care to fully understand the issues that we face.
There were some incredibly moving contributions from people who, obviously love their jobs, but are being pushed to breaking point by underfunding, staff shortages and a complete lack of integration with the NHS.
The most important message to come out of the meeting was that the crisis in social care is here now and that action is needed straight away. Labour is calling for a 10 year plan of investment and reform to transform social care. Crucial to this is a new deal for care workers that will deliver the pay, training, terms and conditions they deserve.
You can read more about Labour’s vision for social care here.