To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of unmet care needs among working-age disabled adults in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency and (b) the Newcastle City Council area.
25 November 2021
No specific assessment has been made. Local authorities are responsible for assessing individual’s eligibility for care and support under the Care Act 2014 and where the individual is eligible for financial support, for meeting those needs. Where individuals are not eligible for financial support, local authorities may support individuals to make arrangements for care.