Caring for the Elderly

Part of Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:19 pm on 15th July 2009.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness 5:19 pm, 15th July 2009

I will try to be brief.

The truth is that under this Labour Government, the local authority bar for access to care has risen repeatedly because of the funding position. Care has been removed from those with moderate or even quite serious needs. It is necessary for people to be at the top end of the care need scale before they have access to local authority care, thanks to the actions of this Government.