Prime Minister Boris Johnson once again pledged to fix social care in his keynote party conference speech. Upon arriving at Downing Street 15 months ago, Mr Johnson promised on the steps of Downing Street to repair the broken system of care funding, and has repeated the commitment, proclaiming: We will fix the injustice of care home funding, bringing the magic of averages to the rescue of millions.
“COVID has shone a spotlight on the difficulties of that sector in all parts of the UK, and to build back better we must respond. Care for the carers as they care for us.”
The PM did not go into detail on his statement however, economist Sir Andrew Dilnot, who previously proposed a £45,000 cap on social care costs, has referred the term in relation to Winston Churchill’s support for social insurance to tackle unemployment.
The PM said the government would “do what all governments have shirked for decades” and find a solution for care funding.
“It is clear from Covid that we need the economic preparedness to repel whatever cosmic spanner is heading towards us,” he added.
“Covid has shone a spotlight on the difficulties of that sector in all parts of the UK, and to build back better we must respond. We will fix the injustice of care home funding. We will care for the carers as they care for us.”
Johnson also said the government would continue to recruit 50,000 more nurses and confirmed plans to build 40 new hospitals