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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 285215, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is parity of esteem between health and social care.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Government remains committed to achieving parity of esteem for staff working in health and social care.

One of the ways we are doing this is to showcase how rewarding and varied social care careers can be, with opportunities for progression and professional development. That is one of the reasons why the Government launched the ‘Every Day is Different’ national adult social care recruitment campaign. We are making a bigger investment this year to build on the success and progress made last year and a new campaign will be launched in the autumn.

We know that there is more that we can do to support recruitment, retention and working conditions for social care workers and we will set out our proposals in due course.