Social care is in crisis, and it is decisions made in Downing Street that have brought us to this point. Theresa May must stop turning a blind eye to the problems in social care and address the funding crisis urgently.
Since 2010 local authorities’ social care budgets have been cut by £4.6 billion and 400,000 fewer people are now receiving publicly funded social care. In North Lincolnshire we have seen our council budget cut by 40% per cent, which has meant vulnerable people in our community not getting the care and support they need.
Labour has warned time and again of the growing crisis in social care. The competing pressures of an ageing population and chronic underfunding cannot go on. Theresa May must act now to make sure that councils like North Lincolnshire have the money to provide quality social care for all those who need it.