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Social Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the level of unmet and partially-met need within adult social care, and (2) the cost of addressing that need in 2024–25.

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The Department has made no assessment of unmet and partially met need within adult social care. Therefore, it has made no assessment of cost of any unmet or partially met need for 2024-25.

This Government has enshrined in legislation, through the Care Act 2014, councils’ statutory responsibility to meet eligible needs. This eliminates the postcode lottery of eligibility across England.

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