Social care has taken a beating in the elections too

By Adam Lent | 09 June 2017

Theresa May is not the only potential casualty of this election. The social care issue has taken a pretty severe political beating as well.

After May promised not to 'duck the issue', many in local government had hoped the campaign would make some real progress towards a resolution of the long-running crisis. It hasn’t quite worked out like that.

The Conservative manifesto made the UK’s ageing society one of the 'five big challenges' facing the country alongside headline issues like Brexit and the economy. And the social care policy she proposed was indeed bold. But the media reaction and, it appears, the voters’ was overwhelmingly negative.

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