Social Services: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th December 2021.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 vaccine mandate for social care workers, what assessment the Government has made of the extent of face-to-face social care provision that falls outside of CQC regulation, including services that a social care provider classes as outreach services.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We have not made a specific assessment. However, Skills for Care data from 2020/21 suggests that 20% of the workforce providing home care and 12% providing residential care not including care homes worked for employers not registered with the Care Quality Commission and therefore will fall outside the scope of the regulations. Including those working in non-registered day and community settings, this is potentially 24% of the total workforce.

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