Labour must 'grasp the nettle' early on social care costs

By Ann McGauran | 30 November 2023

Labour will ‘have to grasp the nettle fairly early on’ if it wins the General Election about the long-term funding of social care, shadow minister Andrew Gwynne has said.

He told delegates at the National Children and Adult Services Conference in Bournemouth yesterday:  ‘The big argument I’ve got to win with [shadow chancellor] Rachel Reeves is how in integrating health and social care, some of those savings that come from improving the NHS undoubtedly need to be directed to social care.'

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