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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 Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Labour, Leicester West 6:45 pm, 25th February 2020

In the spirit of being constructive, let me mention, as I did during my speech, the huge and rising pressures on social care. There are 120,000 vacancies here and now. We need more than half a million care workers in a decade’s time just to keep up with rising demand—that is not to improve the system, but just to keep pace with demand. The proposed points-based system of immigration will be catastrophic for social care. Will the Minister meet me and others who work in this area to explore the potential for a separate route into social care, so that we can avoid further pressure and worse care for the people for whom we love and care?