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Social Care and the Election

The main parties have made their social care plans clear.  The Liberal Democrats have pledged an £8bn package for health and care services in England.


Leader Sir Ed Davey spoke about the importance of carers, citing his own experience of being a carer for his disabled son and for his mother. The party said its proposals for government would be funded by reversing tax cuts for banks and closing tax loopholes exploited by the wealthiest individuals.


The reforms established by the Conservatives remain in place and the Labour party have offered no specific proposals in their manifesto about the social care system.


Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting has indicated that he has “no plans to make changes to existing arrangements until he has something better.”


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