Following the announcement of an extra £2billion investment into social care, The Weston Mercury & North Somerset Times asked Weston’s MP, John Penrose, his thoughts on whether this is enough or whether more investment is needed …
John said: “The £2billion extra cash is an important step in the right direction. It’s a heck of a lot of taxpayers’ money however you look at it, but we still need a long-term solution.
“British society is getting older and, whether it’s for ourselves or other members of our families, we all want to know that there’ll be proper care when we reach that stage of our lives.
“As promised during the General Election, ministers have launched a consultation so society can decide how we want to deal with this issue. It’s going on as we speak, and I expect it to come up with cross-party plans for closer and better working between community carers and NHS staff, and options for longer-term funding too.”