Tories yet to outline social care plan ahead of general election


The Conservative party are yet to outline their social care plans ahead of December’s landmark general election.

Following the social care policies that caused so much controversy for Theresa May in the 2017 election, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that the party needs more time to work on its plan to overhaul the social care system.

Hancock confirmed in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the party was ‘working on a plan’ but wasn’t ready to reveal any further details.

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The news follows the reveal that Boris Johnson’s ‘clear plan’ to fix the social care crisis would be delayed.

The Prime Minister has previously called for a cross-party social care plan.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4 in July, Boris Johnson said: “The history of the last 20 years is that there is no consensus building on this topic at all, it continues to divide and each party takes its own view. I wish it were different but it’s not.”

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