Social Services: Disability and Older People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23 June 2022.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that social care support is accessible to older and disabled people in the context of rising living costs.

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

Local authorities are best placed to understand and plan the care and support needs of the local population. We have made an additional £3.7 billion available for councils for 2022/23, which includes £1 billion specifically for social care. Councils can also use funding from un-ringfenced grants and council tax to meet inflationary and demographic pressures on these services.

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