Manifesto not yet launched, but already Labour’s plans to help older citizens looks stellar
Even before the official launch of Labour’s 2019 general election manifesto, details of exciting policies are starting to become clear – and the policies for young and older people are no exception.
Among the policies that will benefit the older generation – and others – Labour in government will provide:
- a National Care Service in the model of the NHS to provide dignity for those who need help in old age
- £6 billion in free personal social care
- home help for a further 160,000 people
- capacity for an additional 27 million GP appointments annually
- restoration of free prescriptions
- free NHS car-parking
- an end to the 15-minute limit for care visits
- a £500 carer allowance
- restoration of free TV licences for over 75s
In addition, there will be big news for ‘WASPI’ women – the 1950s-born women who have been deprived of years of their pension by the government – by the middle of this month.
Jeremy Corbyn tweeted a comment by well-known actor Ricky Tomlinson that sums up the importance of the party’s policies:
Labour’s policies and the party’s vision for young and old alike mean that whether it’s for themselves or their kids and grandkids, the commonsense choice for the country’s older folk is a vote for Labour on 12 December.
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