2 days ago, on 31st of May, we wrote the following letter to the Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley asking them to respond to our concerns over their social care Manifesto proposals. We’ve not yet had a response, but we will publish any response we receive.
Dear Caroline and Jonathan,
We were very surprised to see, as were a number of our allied campaign groups, in your Disability Manifesto the following statement
“At the heart of the Greens’ disability manifesto is a plan for a community-led Care & Support Service where we will train, support and resource communities to better help each other and the most vulnerable in our society, at the same time saving money by supporting wellbeing and helping communities to identify and meet their needs, alongside councils, the NHS and Government.”
We can only interpret this as meaning that the Green Party are proposing that care in the community is delivered by volunteers who will no doubt disproportionately be women. We feel it is only right that we ask for clarification of what this policy actually does mean in plain English.
We look forward to a speedy reply.
Disabled People Against Cuts.