Health and Social Care: Plymouth

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 October 2016.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 12:00, 11 October 2016

My hon. Friend is right: social care funding is tight. It is also true to say that those parts of the country that do the best in this regard—there are some that do considerably better than others—have integrated social care and health most effectively. On the budget itself, there is some disparity among different local authorities. About a quarter of local authorities have increased their adult social care budget by 5% or more this year.