The way we treat the old and the vulnerable in our society tests our claim to be a civilised and caring country. In Gloucestershire the Tory-led county council has been letting our most vulnerable people down.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
There is an alternative as Malcolm Bride, Chair of Cheltenham Labour Party outlined in a recent column for GloucestershireLive, the digital version of the Gloucestershire Echo.
Read how Labour in Gloucestershire would act to put people before profits in social care by clicking here.