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Liberal Democrats will invest in social care

November 12, 2019 9:56 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Rana in St Cross 2Responding to the report by the IFS stating that Councils will need billions of pounds in additional funding to meet the rising costs of adult social care, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby and Bulkington, Rana Das Gupta said:

"It is absolutely appalling that our elderly and most vulnerable people are missing out on vital care, with family members having to give up their jobs to fill the chronic gaps in the social care system.

"The nurse tax being proposed by the Conservatives will disincentivise people working for the NHS, but the situation is even worse for social care workers who aren't entitled to the miserable plan they have put forward for nurses.

"By pursuing Brexit and imposing a points-based immigration system the Conservative Government will sabotage any future ability to recruit much needed and valued social care workers.

"A Liberal Democrat government would ensure our social care system has a sufficient workforce, by stopping Brexit on day one as well as urgently investing in social care through putting a penny on the pound on income tax."

Councils will need billions of pounds in extra funding to meet rising costs of adult social care, warns IFS https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/adult-social-care-funding-councils-billions-ifs-report-a9197466.html