Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Labour, Leicester West

The Prime Minister promised on the steps of Downing Street to fix the crisis in social care. We need an extra 580,000 care workers, not to improve services, but just to fill existing vacancies and meet the basics of growing demand. Even if the Government fund increases in the pay and status of carers, where on earth are we going to find all these extra staff when EU workers will be excluded under the Prime Minister’s new immigration system? Our families and the NHSdepend on—