Cross-party talks needed to explore social care crisis


In response to reports that the Prime Minister is set to relax the rules on council tax rises in an attempt to help fund social care, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:


“The level of calls across the social care sector for the government to take action has reached fever pitch.  We welcome measures such as a rise in the council tax precept that might provide desperately needed short term relief but government must accept that last-ditch measures like this are not a sustainable longer-term solution. We want the Government to start cross-party talks immediately to explore what can be done to solve the crisis in social care long term to ensure that frail, sick and elderly people do not continue to lose out.”


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