WATCH: Tim Farron talking about need to properly fund social care

Tim Farron was on Sky News earlier talking about the crisis in social care. Watch his interview here.

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  • Ruth Bright 16th Feb '17 - 3:35pm

    Seeing this I can’t for the life of me understand why we were so curmudgeonly about the Surrey referendum on raising the council tax for social care.

  • It’s q

  • Good to hear that now from Tim.

    Odd how a post on this subject disappeared down the Stoke on Trent rabbit hole first thing this morning. ‘Not relevant’ to LDV then – but relevant now ?

  • Lorenzo Cherin 16th Feb '17 - 9:03pm

    David just be happy it’s a day dominated by an article not on the EU !

  • Thanks, Lorenzo. You’re right.

    I happen to care about this very much indeed though. When I was a Cabinet Convenor for Social Work in Scotland, with officer support, we developed a policy and programme to tackle this issue and managed to expand the budget to cope. I hate to see old folk suffering fear, loneliness and a lack of care in the twilight of their lives because of an uncaring Westminster government.

  • Philip Rolle 16th Feb '17 - 10:47pm

    An even bigger outrage than the state of the NHS, if that’s possible.

  • @ Philip It’s a symbiotic situation. The two fit together.

  • Conor McGovern 17th Feb '17 - 1:10pm

    The state of our care homes and other aspects of social care is appalling. Funding is one issue we need to address but ultimately the state needs to step in. I don’t think we’ll solve the crisis until we have a publicly owned care system.

  • Conor McGovern 17th Feb '17 - 1:19pm

    Social care should be universal and free at the point of need.

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