Social Care

  • A National Care Service,  for everyone

    A National Care Service,  for everyone

    Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher at the Fabian Society In 2009, the idea of a National Care Service was born. Since those dying days of the last Labour government, the party has repeatedly re-committed to the idea. Yet since 2010, there has been little coherent thinking on how to deliver a National Care Service in England – or what…

  • Social care for coast and country | Mary Wimbury

    Social care for coast and country | Mary Wimbury

    In our second manifesto response, Mary Wimbury explores how to set minimum standards of access for all public services and essential utilities through the lens of her work and experience of social care. Getting the right care and support in coast and country areas can be challenging. These are people-focussed services, and the low population density and…

  • LCC’s NPF Submissions

    LCC’s NPF Submissions

    Built on discussions, members meetings and wider engagement with Labour members from across the country, as well as a number of round tables with Labour MPs we have sent the following submissions to this year’s National Policy Forum consultation: Early Years, Education and Skills Economy, Business and Trade Environment, Energy and Culture Health and Social Care…

  • The Tories are letting down local communities | Andrew Gwynne MP

    The Tories are letting down local communities | Andrew Gwynne MP

    Local Government is at the heart of local communities. Councils look after the most vulnerable in society and make local spaces greener, cleaner and safer. Yet over the last nine years this disastrous Tory government has targeted its austerity agenda at the most deprived areas of the country including many costal and rural areas. This…