General election manifestos: how does each party measure up on care for older people?

5695179697_5af8e997ec_oEd Gillett is Communications & PR Manager at the BGS. Following the publication of each major political party’s election manifestos, Ed assesses how they compare to the BGS’ own pre-election call on health and social care for older people.

Last week saw the publication of the Labour and Liberal Democrat election manifestos, following hard on the heels of those from the Conservatives, Greens and Ukip. We now have a clearer picture of each party’s vision for health and social care.

But how seriously is each party taking the issue of excellent care for older people, and how do they measure up to the Society’s own pre-election policy work, in which we highlight the six key decisions facing an incoming government?

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