Labour’s co-leader of the opposition, Cllr John Allcock recently wrote about the crisis in adult social care in Brighton & Hove News:

Why is adult social care so important? Ultimately, we are living longer. By 2050, 24.8 per cent of the population will be aged 65+ according to the ONS, that’s up from 10.8 per cent in 1950. Also, over half of adult social care is now given to those of working age.

Councils have less money to spend on social care than they did in 2010. Years of Tory cuts has seen £7.7 billion removed from social care.

Ten wasted years since the Dilnot Commission reported on reforms to the social care system and two more since the Prime Minister pledged to “fix social care, once and for all”, and where are we?

Not only has the government broken its promises and failed to address the funding crisis, but they have also committed to hammering working people as part of a triple whammy of tax rises, universal credit cuts and energy price rises.

Boris’s plans will hurt working people and fail to address the care crisis, so let’s hope he adopts Labour’s plans, and does “fix things once and for all”.

To read Cllr Allcock’s full article, click here.

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