Care Homes

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many care homes have been visited by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department, the hon. Member for Keighley, since October 2013.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the location was of each care home visited by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department, the hon. Member for Keighley, since October 2013.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

In 2015/16 we will create a £5.3 billion pooled budget for health and social care- the Better Care Fund. This not only provides the resources needed to protect social care services, but also breaks new ground in establishing structures that will drive further and faster integration between health and social care.

Since the summer I have visited a number of places to see how integration is progressing, including Sedgemoor Care Home in Liverpool, I have also seen innovative practice in Sunderland, Leicester and Camden. I look forward to visiting further areas in the next few months as the Better Care Fund shifts from planning to implementation.

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