Dementia: Social Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on social care funding of dementia care costs.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Future funding for social care will be set out at the next Spending Review. The upcoming Spending Review will consider a broad range of factors that influence the demand for and cost of providing adult social care services.

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.

In 2020/21 we are providing councils with access to an additional £1.5 billion for adults and children’s social care.

This £1.5 billion is on top of maintaining £2.5 billion of existing social care grants and will support local authorities to meet rising demand and continue to stabilise the social care system.

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