Establishing a National Care Service

One of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century was the creation of the National Health Service so that illness, accidents or disease should not produce the threat of financial debt.

Plaid Cymru believes that we need the same approach as health provision for all personal care, and that care workers should receive parity of pay and conditions with those offered by the NHS. This is why Plaid Cymru believes we need a National Care Service, led by local government and integrating seamlessly with the NHS.

Whether because of age, disability, temporary illness or chronic conditions many of us will require help with daily living through social care. Some of us might need a safe space to live in and be cared for on a permanent basis.

Our ambition is that personal care should be free at the point of need, an ambition which is now reflected in Wales’s Programme for Government, secured by Plaid Cymru as part of our Cooperation Agreement.

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