Social Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities), Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of other political parties on the proposed cross-party talks on social care reform.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities), Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the cross-party talks on social care reform will include discussion of issues faced by people affected by dementia.

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

Putting social care on a sustainable footing, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society. The government will bring forward a plan for social care this year. There are complex questions to address, which is why we will seek to build cross-party consensus, but we have been clear: everybody will have safety and security, and nobody will be forced to sell their home to pay for care.

Dementia is a priority for the Government, and we remain committed to delivering the Challenge on Dementia 2020 to make England the best country in the world for dementia care. We will be setting out our new plans on dementia for England for the period 2020-2025 later this year.

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