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Social Care

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 25th February 2020.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 6:45 pm, 25th February 2020

I have already visited two care homes since becoming Minister for Care, and I want to visit many more. I hope I will be able to take up my hon. Friend’s invitation and see that good work for myself.

I pay tribute to my predecessor as Minister for Care, my hon. Friend Caroline Dinenage. I hear that she was visiting a hospice on reshuffle day—her actions illustrate the enormous commitment and compassion she brought to this role. I sincerely hope to follow in her footsteps.

I also thank all the hon. Members who have spoken today. Social care is important to many thousands of our constituents, and their interest and input are incredibly valuable.