The comments made by Liz Kendall, the Shadow Social Care Minister, on 21 October 2020.
Covid 19 has brutally exposed the underlying problems with our system of social care. For too long care workers have been undervalued and underpaid, and families – who do so much to care for their older and disabled relatives– have been stretched to breaking point with precious little help or support in return.
In his first speech as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson promised to fix the crisis in social care, yet his so-called plan is still nowhere to be seen. People who need care, and those who provide it, can’t afford to wait any longer – the PM must bring forward a plan to put these vital services on a sustainable footing by the end of the year.