The political party that wins the next general election is likely to be the one that signs up to a new vision of social care and supportThere can be no question that Theresa May’s disastrous social care manifesto policy played a major part in her election failure. However, the Queen’s speech suggests that she still far from finding a sustainable way forward for social care that will command popular support. The speech only included 14 vague and non-committal words on the subject: “My ministers will work to improve social care and bring forward proposals for consultation.”Not only does this highlight the insecurity of her government and leadership. Much more importantly, it emphasises that any political party wanting to win the next general election will have to be prepared to listen carefully to service users and carers when developing their future social care policy proposals. Related: Funding alone won’t fix the social care system | Colin Capper Continue reading…

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