Friday, May 19, 2017
Conservatives strike at care for old people in their own homes
The Conservatives are proposing to make older people pay for social care costs from the value of their own homes when they die. This means on average, families in Wales would expect to see 32.3% of the value of their home spent on care costs.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Frank Little (candidate for Neath) commented:
"I guessed early on that when Mrs May made her famous speech about the Conservatives' being seen as the 'nasty party', she was more concerned about appearances than reforming the party from within. Since taking office as prime minister she has delivered a lot of warm words, but this Conservative manifesto reveals that the nastiness is still there.
"Liberal Democrats will stand up to Theresa May’s cold, mean-spirited Britain, protecting those that need the most help and fighting for more funding for our schools and hospitals."