Shelagh Fogarty: Could The Government's Social Care 'Solution' Work?

1 February 2017, 15:45 | Updated: 1 February 2017, 15:59

Shelagh Fogarty Social Care

The government has suggested that people do more to care for their elderly parents. Shelagh Fogarty wonders if that could work in the real world.

Minister David Mowat admitted the scale of the social care crisis this week, saying the government has no "final answer" on how to cope with our ageing population.

But he did say one thing that really caught Shelagh's attention.

Mowat suggested that people do more to care for their own elderly parents, with a similar duty of care as that they have to their own children.

Shelagh isn't sure that in the real world, people can give that much of themselves.

Take a look at her reaction above.

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