Local Lib Dems are opposing yet more cuts to social care. The Labour-run Council has pushed through new transport charges for the elderly and the disabled. They are also closing the Netherwood Centre in West Hampstead, the only specialist day centre for people with dementia.
In the general election, the Lib Dems proposed we should all pay 1% more in income tax to tackle the funding gap for care services and the NHS. By contrast, the Conservatives are planning a ‘dementia tax’, which will put much greater burden on the families of those who suffer from dementia to pay for their care.