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Greens set to ‘embarrass’ other parties after backing free social care

The Green Party has become the only major political party to support free social care for all adults who need it in England, following an “overwhelming” vote at its annual conference.

The party said the proposals would put social care “on a par with the NHS”.

The policy motion (see page 112) passed by party members calls for all social care, support and independent living services to be free at the point of use and “fully publicly funded”.

It appears to mirror proposals put forward by disabled people’s organisations for a National Independent Living and Support Service (NILSS).

This article appeared first on the Disability News Service. Read in full here.