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.

* Newshound: bringing you the best Lib Dem commentary published in print or online.

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

9 Comments

  • 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.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarPhilip Rolle 19th Feb - 1:54pm
    @Laurence Cox Paying extra income tax does not confer enforceable rights. Paying a social insurance premium would. So if an operation was cancelled, a patient...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 19th Feb - 1:47pm
    The reason for our focus on Brexit is that once things start to happen it will be the dominant issue in British Politics, we are...
  • User AvatarAndrew Tampion 19th Feb - 1:46pm
    As a matter of fact none of the candidates to replace David Cameron did argue for a second referendum so the level of support for...
  • User AvatarLaurence Cox 19th Feb - 1:45pm
    @Philip Rolle What makes you think that the voters would not accept 2p on income tax for the NHS? 1p on income tax for education...
  • User AvatarJohn Bicknell 19th Feb - 1:42pm
    Agree with Mick Taylor. The message should be more about positive reasons to vote Liberal Democrat, than scare stories about UKIP.
  • User AvatarTonyJ 19th Feb - 1:40pm
    The national media publicity about these by elections has been extraordinarily bad, even by their normal standards. It's clear that Ed has been running a...