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Social Care crisis will worsen with a Labour or Tory Brexit

Commenting on the report by the IFS, stating that councils will need billions of pounds in additional funding to meet the rising costs of adult social care, Liberal Democrat PPC for Birmingham Ladywood, Lee Dargue, said:

“Labour may try to claim that their Brexit is less worse than a Tory Brexit, but the facts are clear – Social Care is in a crisis, and ANY form of Brexit would make it even worse.

“For anyone seeking support from care services, we need, as a compassionate society, to ensure they get that support. Social Care is in desperate need of funding, yet a Labour or Tory Brexit will hit the economy, making things worse.

“A Liberal Democrat government would Stop Brexit on day 1, allowing us to invest in Social Care to give people the support they need.”