Incompetent Labour councillors & heartless Tories damage social care in Slough

4 Apr 2023
Lib Dem logo bird projected on blockwork

"Tories slash in HALF funding to boost number of social care workers despite big shortage". Daily Mirror, 4 April 2023.

"Social care workforce funding halved for England, government confirms." BBC News website, 4 April 2023.

These are the shocking headlines describing the Conservative Government's decision to half the funding it had previously announced in 2021 to develop the social care workforce in England.

The overlapping health and social care services in Slough face a double-whammy. First, the years of under-funding of these vital services by Tory Governments from Theresa May to Liz Truss & Rishi Sunak. Second, the severe cuts in social care staff and services made by the Slough's Labour councillors who bankrupt the Council.

Problems in the social care system are not only bad for the residents concerned, but also cause problems for local hospitals. This is because if there are not enough social care staff and/or places in care homes to help patients who are fit enough to leave hospital, but still require some support, then sadly for all concerned they have to continue to occupy hospital beds. This reduces the number of hospital beds available for patients who need to be admited to hospital.

By contrast, Slough Liberal Democrats' Chair, Matthew Taylor, photographed with Frank O'Kelly, his fellow candidate for the two seats up for election in the new Cippenham Village Ward, said:

"Both nationally and locally the Lib Dems are committed to providing a better deal for our health and social care services."

A key message from the Slough Lib Dems' manifesto for the Slough Council elections on May 4th states:

"Every vote for a local Lib Dem candidate is a vote for better funding for the NHS. Lib Dem plans to tackle the social care crisis and give a better deal for carers (paid and voluntary) will greatly help the NHS".

Click on the links below for details of these local and national Lib Dem commitments to improve health and social care.

Click here for details of Slough Lib Dem's manifesto on health & social care: Help us Save the NHS & Social Care in Slough (Slough Liberal Democrats) (

Click here for more details about Sir Ed Davey's Lib Dem plan to tackle staff shortages in social care (Slough Liberal Democrats) (

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