Social Services: Disability

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th November 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that no one with complex disabilities goes without the care they need because of staff shortages.

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

Local authorities should work with care providers to meet care needs in their area, including the needs of people with complex disabilities.

The Department is backing adult social care recruitment at home and abroad. On 2 November we launched a new domestic national recruitment campaign to help address workforce pressures. We are investing £15 million to support local areas to access overseas recruitment opportunities.

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