Social Services: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd January 2023.

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Photo of Paulette Hamilton Paulette Hamilton Labour, Birmingham, Erdington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Social Care of 6 December 2022, Official Report, col 188-190, what steps he plans to take to reform the social care workforce.

Photo of Paulette Hamilton Paulette Hamilton Labour, Birmingham, Erdington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press release entitled £500 million to develop the adult social care workforce, published by his Department on 5 April 2022, and in the context of the repeal of the Health and Social Care Levy, what steps he is taking to provide funding for the improvement of (a) recruitment, (b) retention, (c) progression and (d) staff wellbeing in the adult social care sector; and when this funding will be made available.

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

The Government is making available up to £7.5 billion over two years to support adult social care and discharge, with up to £2.8 billion available in 2023/24 and £4.7 billion in 2024/25.

In spring 2023, the Government will publish a plan for adult social care system reform. This will set out how we will build on the progress so far to implement the vision for adult social care set out in the People at the Heart of Care White Paper. This includes our plans to reform the social care workforce.

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