Social Services

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

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer 3 February 2020 to Question 8468 on Social Services, whether he plans, in response to the covid-19 outbreak, to expedite the Government’s timetable for bringing forward a plan for the future of social care; and what plans he has to publish the Social Care Green Paper.

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

On 15 April, the COVID-19 adult social care action plan was published. The Government’s number one priority for adult social care is for everyone who relies on care to get the care they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to bringing forward a plan for social care to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect and to find long term solutions for one of the biggest challenges we face as a society. There are complex questions to address, which is why we have invited cross-party talks. These will take place at the earliest opportunity in light of the current circumstances.

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