NHS and Social Care Commission

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:51 pm on 28th January 2016.

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Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Conservative, Lewes 2:51 pm, 28th January 2016

On finance, I know from talking to my local council leaders that because for the past few years there has been a cap on how much they can raise their council tax by, they have not been able to raise it in order to pay for social care. I speak to residents who say that they would be more than willing to pay more if it was ring-fenced for social care and meant that there were more home helps and more services available. I welcome the announcement in the spending review of the 2% ring-fence for social care because the NHS has had to pick up the bill due to the inability to properly fund social care.