I agree with Steve Munby (Letters, 26 May) that Polly Toynbee and Theresa May are “wrong to make funding social care a personal, not a shared responsibility”. Toynbee (Opinion, 19 May) gave May “full marks for not burdening the working young yet again”. However, each generation has its own stresses and pressures, and when current pensioners were young they were paying for older people’s free home care services while paying 15% interest on their mortgages. “Social care” is, in
Social care has become a bigger issue in this election than many political pundits could ever have expected, judging by the attention now being paid to the different party manifesto commitments.
Yet their focus on funding, however important, obscures the day-to-day realities that make good social care so vital. We have become so preoccupied with money that we are losing sight of the complex issues that create the need for policy in the first place. Most important of all, t
In an interview with BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Prime Minister Theresa May is pressed to reveal more detail on her social care and immigration policies. She says she wants to "listen" to voters' views on where the social care cap should be, adding: "I think that's the open thing for a government to do." Full interview here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/election-2017-40110878/theresa-may-i-m-being-open-on-social-care-cap