Lords debates UK social care
25 June 2021
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.
Lord Bethell (Conservative), Department of Health and Social Care Minister, responded on behalf of the government.
Members speaking included:
- Baroness Altman (Conservative), pensions rights champion and commentator on adult social care
- Baroness Barker, patron of Opening Doors London, a charity for LGBT+ over 50s
- Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench), Professor of Palliative Medicine
- Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour), former Health minister and President of the Royal Society for Public Health
Watch and read the debate
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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