Social Care Reform

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 23rd June 2021.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 12:44 pm, 23rd June 2021

We have of course had to focus on the pandemic over the last 18 months, but we are already working on reform. We are already consulting widely with the sector; I and the Department have together met and spoken to more than 70 different organisations and representatives of the care sector, from care providers to local authorities, and including care users and carers themselves. We will be working with this broad range of people, including parliamentarians; we need to build a consensus not only across Parliament but in society as a whole for our social care reforms.