Coronavirus and Care Homes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Flick Drummond Flick Drummond Conservative, Meon Valley 12:33 pm, 19th May 2020

Will the Secretary of State join me in praising the work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight local resilience forum, which has meant that no care home has been without personal protective equipment during the pandemic? Will he also join me in thanking the resilience and hard work of all the careworkers in Meon Valley?

As the Secretary of State has already mentioned, the coronavirus crisis has highlighted the importance of the joined-up approach between the NHS and the social care sector. He has assured me that we will continue to build a more cohesive structure. Will he also consider appointing a social care commissioner to lead that work and be the voice of the social care sector?