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Lords debates social care

15 October 2021

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The House of Lords debated the challenges facing social care in England following the pandemic, and the effects of the Health and Social Care Levy and the government's social care plans, on Thursday 14 October. 


Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour), former chief executive of Carers UK, put forward the debate.

Challenges facing Social Care

Members debated the challenges facing Social Care in England following the pandemic, and the effects of the Health and Social Care Levy, and government's social care plans.

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

Members speaking included:

  • Baroness Brinton (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Health
  • Baroness Donaghy (Labour), former Director of King's College Hospital NHS Trust 
  • Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench), Palliative Medicine Consultant and former Vice President of Hospice UK
  • Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (Conservative), former member, Wellbeing General Council and Appeals Committee, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Lord Kamall (Conservative), Minister for Technology, Innovation and Life Sciences, responded on behalf of the government.

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Watch and read the debate

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript of the debate in Lords Hansard.

Explore background information

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

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.  

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