Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted he does not have a current plan to end the social care crisis in the UK.

In a BBC interview, Johnson said he would be “bringing forward a proposal” later this year, backtracking on the promise he made on the steps of Downing Street in July 2019, when he affirmed his party already had a “clear plan prepared”. 

Pressed by BBC journalist, Dan Walker, Johnson said the Conservative party would put its social care plan in place “in this parliament”, which Walker prompted could be “up to five years away”. 

In response to this, Johnson said the social care issue is a "big thing", and acknowledged that the NHS crisis could not be solved without “a revolution” in the way social care is approached.

In their election manifesto, the Conservatives put forward a party principle to “give every older person the dignity and security that they deserve” and ensured that “no one needing care should be forced to sell their home to pay for it”.