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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL6619, tabled on 8 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any future review of social care they commission will (1) treat social care in parity with the National Health Service, and (2) explore how personalised and community-based social care may be provided to enable recipients to lead socially-connected and fulfilling lives.

Answered on

27 July 2020

We recognise there is a need for long-term reform in social care. The Government’s priority for adult social care is for everyone who relies on care to get the care they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to bringing forward a plan for social care to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect and to find long term solutions for one of the biggest challenges we face as a society. There are complex questions to address and it is important that we give these issues our full consideration in the light of current circumstances.

The recent NHS Long Term Plan highlighted integration of services as a key aim - making sure that everyone can receive high quality care that is coordinated around individual needs.

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Department of Health and Social Care