Dementia: Social Services

Treasury written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of social care funding for people living with dementia.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Dementia care is supported by both NHS and adult social care finding. As part of the NHS’s cash increase of £33.9bn a year by 2023-24 and outlined in their long-term plan, the NHS will provide better support for people with dementia through a more active focus on supporting people in the community. And over three years (2017-18 to 2019-20) we have given councils access to up to around £10bn more dedicated funding for adult social care.

The Spending Review represents an opportunity to consider public spending priorities in the round, and the Treasury will be working closely with departments on funding issues, and with a renewed focus on delivering outcomes.

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