Social Services:Written question - 59766

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 16 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the social care White Paper will be published; and if it will include policies related to the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: Helen Whately
Answered on: 22 June 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.

There are complex questions to address in considering the future of social care, which is why we have invited cross-party talks. These talks will take place at the earliest opportunity given the current circumstances.

We do not want to pre-empt the outcome of any cross-party talks. However, we are committed to bringing forward a plan for social care to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect and to find long term solutions for one of the biggest challenges we face as a society.

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