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Social Care - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:23 pm on 7th December 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Chair, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee, Chair, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee 2:23 pm, 7th December 2017

My Lords, I thank my noble friend for the Statement. I refer to my registered interests. I will ask my noble friend about two issues. The first is respite care, which seems too often to be missed, particularly when there are reduced services. Services have been cut back for many service users. When family members have to manage the burden we need to have some discussions on extra respite support. Secondly—I am a broken record on this—we need seriously to look at the value we put on paying care workers a proper return on the work they do, given the extra responsibilities being put on them all the time.