So the Labour Party has now officially launched it’s social care plans. But what does the social care industry think about it?
“Focused on the rights things, but backed up with little substance…”
A CEO from one of the top social care firms in the UK has provided some interesting feedback on the latest developments. This is what he said:
“The Labour party proposal to provide free social care for all over 65s is full of hot air, but with very little substance. How will they fund the extra £8bn needed; and they also promise to extend this to the residential sector with little mention of how this will be applied to those who are currently self-paying. Labour’s record in social care whilst in opposition has been appalling with many Labour-led local authorities having providers handing back contracts, particularly in the Black Country which is fast becoming a social care black spot due to the poor level of local rates/funding given to this key sector.”
So what does the Conservative Party think?
We have always promoted a well funded and balanced health and social care sector and will continue to do so.
In recent times, we have increased real funding (during the last Parliament) which has benefited the most vulnerable in our society. There is more work to be done of course, but progress is being made and the Labour party plans are not helpful in the overall scheme of things.
Stuart Anderson is the Conservative parliamentary party candidate for Wolverhampton South West. A British Army veteran turned entrepreneur working extensively across the global security industry, Stuart has spent over a decade serving his community, pursuing positive change and supporting multiple charities and other good causes.