Pay for social care? Our reaction shows Britain is a nation of minor aristocrats | Deborah Orr

The Tories’ manifesto plan repulses us because we’re so focused on protecting the family estate for the next generation

One of the many enduring miseries of the past 20 years is the particular character of the social care crisis. The most recent Conservative foray into the funding of elderly care is in its general election manifesto, proposing that the number of people who pay for care at home will have to increase, to include anyone with assets worth more than £100,000: so, essentially, a lot of people who own their own homes.

Related: Tory manifesto: more elderly people will have to pay for own social care

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May 19th, 2017 by