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Lords debates UK social care

25 June 2021

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The House of Lords debated UK social care provision and the role of carers on Thursday 24 May. 


Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrat), Chair of Trustees for Hft, a charity providing services for people with learning disabilities, put forward the debate. 

UK social care and carers

Members debated the government's provision of social care in the UK and the role of carers within that. 

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns. 

Members speaking

Lord Bethell (Conservative), Department of Health and Social Care Minister, responded on behalf of the government. 

Members speaking included: 

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Watch and read the debate

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard

Explore background information 

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing

Read the Economic Affairs Committee report (2019) on social care funding: 'Social care funding: time to end a national scandal'. 

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