Care Homes

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to provide funding for the building of new care homes for elderly people.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Care Act 2014 placed a duty on local authorities in England to promote a diverse, sustainable, high quality market of care and support providers for people in their local area to meet their needs.

We have given local authorities in England access to up to £9.4 billion over the next three years to maintain access for our growing aging population and allow councils to sustain a diverse care market including care home places.

In addition, the Government has committed to publishing a Green Paper by summer 2018 setting out its proposals to improve the social care system, to put it on a more secure financial footing.

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