Health Services and Social Services: Career Development and Pay

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd June 2021.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to create parity of esteem between health and social care with regard to (a) pay and (b) career development opportunities.

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

The social care workforce should be valued just as we value the National Health Service workforce.

We support the training, development and progression of the adult social care workforce.

We are committed to the sustainable improvement of the adult social care system and will bring forward proposals for reform later in 2021, including for the social care workforce.

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