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Social Services: North West

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 6608, tabled on 22 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of unmet demand for adult social care in each of the last 10 years in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool city region, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 January 2020

The Government has made no such assessment. It is the responsibility of local authorities to commission social care services to meet the needs of people in their areas.

The Government has enshrined in legislation, through the Care Act 2014, that local authorities have a statutory responsibility to meet the eligible needs of people in their area.

Social care is a key priority which is why the Government has given councils access to up to £1.5 billion more dedicated funding for social care next year.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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