Theresa May’s dementia tax would hit 93% of homes in Cornwall

93% of homes in Cornwall could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May’s so-called ‘Dementia Tax’, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

Former MP for St Austell and Newquay Stephen Gilbert has urged everyone, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

The Liberal Democrats are calling for a penny on income tax to boost funding for the NHS and social care by £6bn a year, as well as a £72,000 cap to protect people from crippling care costs.

Stephen Gilbert said:

“Caring for our elderly should be above party politics and that is why I want to urge anyone who opposes these plans to come together to stop them.

“Every elderly person who needs care should receive it in the best place for them. People shouldn’t have to worry about losing everything they’ve worked hard for to pay for crippling care costs.

“Together we can stop the so-called ‘Dementia Tax’ and put in place a cap on the cost of care.”

“May’s manifesto meltdown today changes nothing. As Theresa May has made clear herself, nothing has changed and her heartless dementia tax remains in place.

“This is a cold and calculated attempt to pull the wool over people’s eyes, Theresa May still wants to take older people’s homes to fund social care.

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