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Coronavirus: Social Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 27666, tabled on 10 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities and care companies to provide food and meals to elderly and disabled people who receive care in their homes in the event of a covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 March 2020

Officials are working with the LGAs (local government associations), Public Health England and NHS England on continuity planning, to support social care providers.

We know social care will be at the frontline of our response to COVID-19, with social care providers looking after many of the most vulnerable in society.

Social care guidance is being worked on urgently and updated regularly. The latest advice which the government keeps under review is available at the following link:

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