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Age UK's response to The Queen's Speech - December 2019

By: Age UK
Published on 19 December 2019 12:00 PM

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: "It was encouraging to see social care near the top of the agenda in today’s Queens Speech. At the moment  our broken system condemns 1.5 million older people to struggle on alone. For the millions of older and disabled people, and their families and carers, who rely on our social care system every day, change cannot come too soon.

"While we welcome the intention to seek cross party consensus on such a significant area of reform it is non the less vital that whatever the response Government doesn’t falter in its commitment  to fix social care.  We look forward to learning more about the new measures to protect tenants and on domestic abuse.”

 

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Last updated: Dec 19 2019

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