Boris Johnson has created a ‘social care plan’ without any plan for social care | Frances Ryan

The prime minister had a chance to effect real reform. Instead, he chose the Tory base over disabled people and care workers

Two years after Boris Johnson promised a plan for social care, it can hardly be said that today’s announcement was “worth the wait”. As one Tory backbencher put it, “If the ‘big reveal’ of a decade of thinking is this, then some people want sacking.”

Unlike the NHS, social care – be it long-term support for elderly people in residential homes, or assistance to disabled people in their own homes – is not free at the point of use in [...]

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