Commenting on reports that homeowners are to be offered up to £1,000 to host an NHS patient in their homes, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said:
“People want an NHS and care service that has the resources to properly care for those in need.
"The Liberal Democrats are the only party offering the money the NHS need by increasing income tax by 1p.
“It is right to look to innovate in health services, and these pilots should be looked at carefully and must be carried out with proper checks and safeguards in place. Any changes, however, must be based on care needs, not cost savings.”