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Dementia: Social Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 82459, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward a long-term social care reform proposal by the end of 2020 which recognises the additional cost of dementia care.

Answered on

20 October 2020

The Government’s number one 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 reform and want to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and offered the security they deserve, and that nobody needing care is forced to sell their home to pay for it. We want 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.