Politics

Social welfare: “Urgent need for reform”

The Parliamentary Health and Welfare Committee has asked the government to provide additional annual investment of £ 7 billion to support adult social care.

This is the result of a recent report by the National Audit Office that highlighted several shortcomings in the current care system. Since 2009, funding for adult care has been cut by £ 9 billion, putting pressure on individuals to care for elderly or disabled family members.

Barbara Keeley, Labor MP for Worsley and Eccles South and member of the Health and Social Welfare Committee, said there was “an urgent need for reform” to help the millions of people affected.

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