Access to Social Care

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South 12:00 am, 8th May 2018

Age UK says that 1.2 million older people have unmet social care needs. Is it not time that we thought about integration in a practical way, and where we have acute hospitals with land next to them, such as King George Hospital in my constituency, we start to build sheltered accommodation or intermediate care on those sites so that people can easily be transferred into and out of the beds, freeing them up for other people who need them?