Labour's social care plans 'welcome'

24 Sep 2019
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GMB, the union for care workers has welcomed major plans to fund care for older people, which are set to be unveiled tomorrow at Labour Party Conference.

Tomorrow (Monday 23 September) Labour’s Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care, Barbara Keeley, and Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, will announce major plans to fund care for older people so they can live independently in their own homes.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary said:

"It’s welcome to see Labour putting forward a bold plan to fix a social care sector that has been left to crumble around our ears.



“Our highly skilled members working in care are undervalued and underpaid public servants – GMB has been campaigning to professionalise the sector for many years.

“The Shadow Chancellor has made a bold and welcome commitment not only to championing the role and contribution of care workers but to delivering the pay, working conditions and access to professional development that any working professional should expect.

“Labour’s plan would give care with the funding it needs, while also providing the crucial support the care workforce requires.

“This is in sharp contrast to a serially unreliable and untrustworthy Tory Prime Minister who had promised a plan for social care to great fanfare but has yet again failed to deliver.”

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