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Layla Moran: Country in need of long term care plan

May 10, 2018 12:32 PM
By The Voice in Liberal Democrat Voice

Today a Commons report highlights how much the adult social care sector is underfunded.

Layla MoranLayla Moran said that this had to change:

Care workers work tirelessly but instead of getting the support they need they face low pay, falling morale and a high turnover of staff.

The country is in desperate need for a long-term plan to fund the increasing demand for care. That is why the Liberal Democrats propose putting a penny on income tax to raise the transformational investment needed to support care workers and protect the future of care services.

We need to do more to value care as a profession, pay people properly and give them career progression and job satisfaction. With an ageing population, it makes sense to do so for everybody's benefit.