Source: Green Party of England and Wales
5 February 2024
Reacting to news that Labour will not seek to legislate on the creation of a new national care service in its first King’s Speech , Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer said:
“Labour are dropping policy commitments like confetti. Next in line it’s social care, with the Party planning to ditch a previous pledge to create a new national care service . The Green Party remains committed to putting social care on a level footing with the NHS and ensuring social care is fully publicly funded .
“The NHS is based on the principle that need, not wealth, should determine the health care we get. The Green Party backs the same principle for Social Care. Over a million people need help to eat and wash, get residential care when they need it and to lead a full life under their own control. They deserve to have their care paid for in the same way as the NHS.”
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