Social Services: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th July 2020.

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Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the temporary Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department has taken from clinical and social care experts on discontinuing the Care Act easements, established under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

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

Holding answer received on 02 July 2020

Public safety throughout this period is the Government’s top priority, including for those who need care and support. The changes to the Care Act 2014 duties on local authorities will be kept under regular review and the Secretary of State will suspend them based on expert clinical and social care advice, including findings of the Chief Social Workers, in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020.

At this time there are no local authorities operating with Care Act Easements.

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