Once again I spoke out on the Prime Minister’s broken promise to fix social care, when Care Minister Gillian Keegan set out the Government’s plans to the House of Commons today. I highlighted the failure to provide the funding for the services needed or the pay that staff deserve, as well as support for unpaid carers, particularly young carers. The proposals underlined that the Government’s main objective has been to provide what I described as an ‘asset protection scheme’ primarily benefiting wealthier care users, but paid for by many who won’t benefit through the new NI increase . The Minister claimed that the plan is the product of years of work, and yet it does not provide the answers to address the crisis in care.
You can watch our exchange below and read more here.