Respite Care

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 resources he has made available to local authorities to enable the provision of respite breaks for carers.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will provide additional financial support to carers to access respite breaks.

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

The Government recognises that access to breaks and respite provides important support for people with care needs and their carers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have provided approximately £1.8 billion in specific funding for adult social care. This includes the £1.35 billion Infection Control Fund, which has been used towards supporting day centres to re-open safely.

We are also continuing to work with local authorities, in collaboration with Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure, where possible, the safe resumption of these services.

In addition we have provided over £2 billion in 2021 to the Better Care Fund which local authorities can access to fund social care services in their areas including respite services.

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