Thousands die waiting for support due to crisis in social care

Call to tackle social care crisisMore than 50,000 older people have now died waiting for much-needed care during the 700 days since the government first announced it would publish a green paper on social care.

The shocking findings by Age UK underline the huge crisis in social care and the inability of Theresa May and the Conservatives to deal with it effectively.

The Lib Dems have pledged to put a penny on income tax and directly invest the funds in social care to ensure older people have the support they need.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives inflict cruel cuts to budgets and make the situation worse, while continuing to delay the publication of their social care green paper.

Help not there for people who need it most

Daisy Cooper, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for St Albans, said: “People are turning for help in their old age but find help simply isn’t there.

“The Tories have heartlessly under-funded these services and continue to sit on their hands. This isn’t acceptable given the scale of the crisis.”

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