Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly
 

Jeremy Corbyn is being urged to tackle a £10bn black hole in provision for older people to help Labour build a coalition that can deliver a majority at the next election.
With the main parties neck and neck in the polls, senior figures on the left want Labour’s leader to commit to higher spending on the disabled elderly, which could narrow the Tories’ huge lead among older voters.
A new study by the Fabian Society, the leftwing thinktank affiliated to Labour, identifies a £10bn gap in provision for the disabled elderly. Half the shortfall comes from shortages in social care funding, which... read more

 
18 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 168
Source: Guardian
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