Liz Kendall Portrait

Liz Kendall

Labour - Leicester West

First elected: 6th May 2010

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(since July 2024)

Liz Kendall is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
India (Trade and Investment), Psephology
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
4th Sep 2023 - 30th May 2024
Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)
10th Apr 2020 - 4th Sep 2023
Treasury Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 11th May 2020
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
27th Mar 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Science and Technology Committee
27th Mar 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
27th Mar 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
26th Oct 2015 - 31st Oct 2016
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee
26th Oct 2015 - 31st Oct 2016
Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People)
7th Oct 2011 - 14th Sep 2015
Shadow Minister (Health)
8th Oct 2010 - 7th Oct 2011
Education Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 2nd Nov 2010


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Liz Kendall has voted in 694 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Helen Whately (Conservative)
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
(20 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(19 debate interactions)
Mel Stride (Conservative)
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(16 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(90 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(25 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(4 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(3 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(86 words contributed)
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Latest EDMs signed by Liz Kendall

29th October 2018
Liz Kendall signed this EDM on Wednesday 31st October 2018

VICHAI SRIVADDHANAPRABHA, CHAIRMAN OF LEICESTER CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

Tabled by: Keith Vaz (Labour - Leicester East)
That this House expresses deep sorrow at the tragic death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha the chairman of Leicester City Football Club in a horrific accident on 27 October 2018; also mourns the loss of the other four victims of the tragedy; recognises Khun Vichai's outstanding leadership of the club; further recognises …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Conservative: 9
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
3rd May 2016
Liz Kendall signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 3rd May 2016

LEICESTER CITY FOOTBALL CLUB WIN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Tabled by: Keith Vaz (Labour - Leicester East)
That this House congratulates Leicester City Football Club on its historic achievement of winning the English Premier League; commends the team's captain Wes Morgan for leading his side to victory; applauds the entire team for their unwavering stamina and brilliance this season; and acknowledges the immense work done by team …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
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Commons initiatives

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MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


2 Urgent Questions tabled by Liz Kendall

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Liz Kendall has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Liz Kendall has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


Latest 50 Written Questions

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17th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2022 to Question 37614 on Schools: Buildings, which schools in (a) Leicester West, (b) Leicester East and (c) Leicester South constituencies had at least one construction element in condition grade (i) C and (ii) D when that data was collated; and which of those schools (A) have received funding and (B) are expected to receive funding in the next two years from the School Rebuilding Programme.

The Condition Data Collection (CDC) is one of the largest and most comprehensive data collection programmes in the UK’s public sector. It collected data on the building condition of government funded schools in England. It provides a robust evidence base to enable the Department to target capital funding for maintaining and rebuilding school buildings.

The key, high level findings of the CDC programme were published in May 2021 in the ‘Condition of School Buildings Survey: Key Findings’ report. This is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/989912/Condition_of_School_Buildings_Survey_CDC1_-_key_findings_report.pdf.

Individual CDC reports have been shared with every school and their responsible body to use alongside their existing condition surveys to plan maintenance schedules and investment plans. The Department plans to publish detailed school level CDC data. The data is being prepared and will be published as soon as possible.

Well maintained, safe school buildings are a priority for the Department. Our funding is directed both to maintaining the condition of the school estate and rebuilding schools. The Department has allocated over £13 billion for improving the condition of schools since 2015, including £1.8 billion committed this financial year.

The ten year School Rebuilding Programme (SRP) is condition led. 400 of the 500 available places on the programme have been provisionally allocated. A list of these schools and the methodology used to select them is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-rebuilding-programme-schools-in-the-programme.

The following table shows the constituencies specified that have schools or colleges selected for SRP:

Parliamentary constituency

Schools selected for SRP

Leicester East

Catherine Infant School, announced February 2021 Orchard Mead Academy, announced December 2022 Shenton Primary School, announced December 2022

West Bromwich West

Ocker Hill Academy, announced December 2022

Workington

Cockermouth School, announced December 2022

Chichester

Littlegreen Academy, announced December 2022

East Surrey

de Stafford School, announced December 2022

Harlow

Burnt Mill Academy, announced July 2021 St Mark's West Essex Catholic School, announced July 2022

Richmond (Yorks)

Michael Syddall Church of England Aided Primary School, announced July 2021 Roseberry Academy, announced December 2022

The 239 schools announced in December 2022 will enter delivery at a rate of approximately 50 per year, over a five year period from 2023. The Department is currently undertaking due diligence on these schools prior to scheduling them, with schools prioritised according to the condition of their buildings, readiness to proceed, and efficiency of delivery. The scope and funding for each project will be confirmed following detailed feasibility studies and condition surveys of buildings.

Where a school identifies significant safety issues with a building, that cannot be managed within local resources, the Department considers additional support on a case-by-case basis. This includes applications for Urgent Capital Support (UCS) from eligible institutions. Schools eligible for Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) can apply for UCS where there are urgent health and safety issues that threaten school closure and cannot wait until the next CIF bidding round.

30th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was allocated to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner in each of the last five years.

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s total funding allocation for the last five financial years is set out below:

  • 2017/18 - £2,562,000
  • 2018/19 - £2,484,000
  • 2019/20 - £2,764,000
  • 2020/21 - £2,526,000
  • 2021/22 - £2,677,000
Claire Coutinho
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
26th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2024 to Question 18113 on Jobcentres: Finance, what the individual incentives are in the two incentive pilot programmes for work coaches supporting people into work.

DWP ran an initial incentives pilot for a 6-month period from March 2023 until August 2023. A second phase of the incentives pilot commenced 1 January 2024 and ended on 31 March 2024. The pilot was in line with existing Reward and Recognition policy, with vouchers between £95 and £250 issued to individuals working in those Jobcentres that qualify for an award.

26th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2024 to Question 18113 on Jobcentres: Finance, what the cost to the public purse was of the two incentive pilot programmes.

The Incentive pilots were funded from within the Department’s existing Reward and Recognition budget at no additional cost to the public purse.

26th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 4.58 of the Office for Budget Responsibility publication entitled Economic and Fiscal Outlook, published in March 2024, whether he has made an estimate of future trends in the level of fraud in Universal Credit claims.

DWP produces forecasts of overpayments in the benefit system as part of its forecasts for benefit expenditure. These are reviewed and agreed by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which uses them as part of its fiscal forecasting and to evaluate policy costings.

As per our commitment published in the Treasury Minutes, CP 1029 – Treasury Minutes – Government Response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Eightieth report from Session 2022-23 and the First to the Sixth reports from Session 2023-24 (parliament.uk), we will set out our forecast in the Annual Report and Accounts for financial year 23/24, expected to be published later this year.

26th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what evidential basis he stated to The Telegraph on 20 March 2024 that GPs were signing people off work for feeling down and bluesy.

In his interview with The Telegraph on 20 March 2024, the Secretary of State set out the challenges we are facing with tackling long-term sickness related economic inactivity, particularly due to mental health.

The Secretary of State gave an example of why someone might go to their GP for a fit note, for a mental health condition. The figure that 94% of fit notes issued were ‘Not fit for work’ refers to all fit notes issued by GP practices in England between October 2022 - September 2023.

Of the fit notes issued by GP practices in England between October 2022 – September 2023 with a known diagnosis, 37% are for mental and behavioural disorders.

This Government is committed to reforming the fit note to ensure that people get timely access to work and health support, in turn reducing sickness absence and improving health outcomes.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
12th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to offer financial incentives for Jobcentre work coaches to get people into work.

DWP ran an initial incentives pilot for a 6-month period from March 2023 until August 2023. This was piloted alongside Additional Jobcentre Support (AJS) to support more claimants into work. A second phase of the incentives pilot commenced 1 January 2024 and is due to end 31 March 2024. The pilot is in line with existing Reward and Recognition policy and incentives are paid as reward vouchers.

7th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Universal Credit claimants have received a budgeting advance in each of the last three years.

Table 1 below provides the number and proportion of Universal Credit households who received a Budgeting Advance in each of the last three years.

Year

Number of Universal Credit households who received a Budgeting Advance

Proportion of Universal Credit households who received a Budgeting Advance

Dec 2020 - Nov 2021

1,045,000

18%

Dec 2021 - Nov 2022

1,026,000

18%

Dec 2022 - Nov 2023

1,092,000

18%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000.

2. Figures are provisional and are subject to retrospective change as later data becomes available.

3. Data up to November 2023 has been provided in line with the latest available UC Household Statistics.

7th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have informed the Law Officers that they are the defendants in a libel action in (a) their personal capacity, (b) their official position and (c) both since 19 December 2019.

We are unable to provide the information requested. As reflected in paragraph 2.13 of the Ministerial Code, ‘The fact that the Law Officers have advised or have not advised and the content of their advice must not be disclosed outside Government without their authority’.

The Law Officers’ Convention, reflected in paragraph 2.13 of the Ministerial Code, is a long-standing convention observed by successive governments. It exists to preserve the ability of ministers to seek the advice of the Law Officers and not to be disadvantaged by disclosing when they have done so, and what advice they received.

7th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the increase in the maximum repayment period on new budgeting advance loans starts is scheduled for December 2024.

Universal Credit is an iterative system and all changes to the system are carefully planned and scheduled.

7th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility publication entitled Economic and Fiscal Outlook, published in March 2024, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the potential impact of the projected labour participation rate on the number of job vacancies over the next five years.

The DWP is not an economic forecaster. This sits with the OBR who have forecast total hours worked in the economy will increase over the next 5 years.

16th Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's spend on the youth offer was in the last financial year.

The Department of Work and Pensions Youth Offer provides individually tailored work coach support to young people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit. This support includes the Youth Employment Programme, Youth Employability Coaches for young people with additional barriers to finding work, and Youth Hubs across Great Britain.

Previously, the Youth Offer was only available for those searching for work. As of the 25 September 2023, this been expanded to include to include additional young people on Universal Credit not currently searching for work, including young parents and carers.

The information regarding the Department’s total spend on the Youth Offer is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The information regarding the Department’s spend on grants to support the opening and operation of Youth Hubs in each financial year since they were launched is not held.

The indicative Youth Hub Work Coach costs for the previous three financial years are:

2020/2021 - £1.1m

2021/2022 - £5.4m

2022/2023 - £4.8m


NB:

  • This excludes estates, digital, support and other operations costs.
  • This data is derived from DWP's Activity Based Model (ABM) and/or Departmental Activity Based Model (DABM) and is unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only. It has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standards.
  • The data is frequently revised and changes to definitions / benefits / DWP structure effect comparisons over time. It should therefore be treated with caution and must be seen as an indication of cost, rather than the actual cost.
  • Youth Employability Coaches and other Jobcentre staff may also work from Youth Hubs which is not reflected in this data.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
12th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times (a) the Secretary of State and (b) each Minister in his Department has visited a (i) Government Hub and (ii) ministerial office outside of London in the last 12 months.

The information requested is not centrally collated and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Mims Davies
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many discharges from step down beds were there in (a) October 2022, (b) November 2022, (c) December 2022, (d) January 2023, (e) February 2023 and (f) March 2023.

The Department does not hold data on the number of discharges from step-down beds.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients remained in hospital who no longer met the criteria to reside for each day between 1 May 2023 and 17 May 2023 for which data is available.

Data for May has not yet been published. It is expected to be published around the 8 June 2023.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Next steps to put People at the Heart of Care report published in March 2023, whether the amount of money she plans to spend on supporting people to remain in their homes by adapting or maintaining them, including funding classified in that document as unallocated, will be (a) equal to (b) greater than or (c) less than the amount of funding announced for that purpose in the People at the Heart of Care White Paper in December 2021.

In People at the Heart of Care, we announced that £573m would be available for the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) in each year from 2022-23 to 2024-25. This funding is designed to support people to remain in their own homes by adapting them so that they are safe and suitable. The allocation for the current financial year was made on Wednesday 10 May.

Next Steps to Put People at the Heart of Care reiterated the commitment to this level of funding and announced a further £102m (£50m in 2023-24 and £52m in 2024-25) for housing adaptation support. This is in addition to the amount of dedicated funding announced in the People at the Heart of Care White Paper. The increase will enable local areas to fund supplementary services that are agile and help people stay independent, support hospital discharge, and make minor adaptations.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
17th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients moved into a step down bed purchased using the £750 million allocated by his Department for freeing up beds during winter 2022-23; what was the average duration of their package; and how many of these patients were discharged through each of the pathways specified in the Hospital discharge and community support guidance published on 1 July 2022.

All areas have submitted a final report for the £500 million 2022/23 Adult Social Care Discharge Fund. The Department is reviewing the data and analysis of spending will be included in the evaluation. Local areas spending plans of the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund spending plans is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-social-care-discharge-fund-spending-plans

In January 2023 we announced up to £200 million to fund short-term National Health Service step-down care packages, as well as to help fund wrap-around primary and community health services to support patients’ recovery. Between 24 January and 31 March, sitrep data indicates integrated care boards (ICBs) purchased over 7,000 step-down beds (beds providing intermediate rehabilitation care before going home) for short-term step-down care. The Department does not hold the data on the average duration of short-term packages, and how many of these patients were discharged through each of the discharge pathways.

The further £50 million of capital funding made available in January 2023 was provided to expand hospital discharge lounges and ambulance hubs. No additional step-down beds were purchased through this funding.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the unallocated funding in the Next steps to put People at the Heart of Care report will be used for; and when that funding will allocated.

Up to £600 million of funding announced in the People at the Heart of Care white paper has not yet been allocated. The Government is considering how best to use this funding, including further investment in workforce and will target this remaining funding on measures that will have the most impact.

The recently published ‘Next steps to put People at the Heart of Care’ set out more detail on the Government’s plans for reform over the next two years, building on the £100 million already invested in the past year.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the remit will be of the Older People’s Taskforce.

The inaugural meeting of the Older People’s Housing Taskforce took place on Tuesday 16t May 2023 at Grace House in St. John’s Wood in London. The press release is available at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/news/taskforce-to-transform-older-peoples-housing-underway

The taskforce is bringing together experts from across the sector and people with lived experience to make recommendations on how we can provide greater choice, quality, and security of housing for older people.

The panel will meet regularly and focus on overarching themes, including, the needs, preferences and concerns of older people, their families, and their carers, maximising the potential of technology, building design, and regulation to ensure homes are suitable for the future and understanding what needs to happen at the local level to enable progress in increasing the volume and diversity of housing options for older people. The taskforce will run for up to 12 months, producing an independent report to Government when it concludes.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many step down beds were purchased using the £750 million of funding allocated by his Department for freeing up beds in hospitals during winter 2022-23.

The £500 million discharge fund was made available to support reduction in delayed discharges in 2022/23 in two trances with the first in December 2022 and the second at the end of January. Local areas spending plans are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-social-care-discharge-fund-spending-plans

We are reviewing data shared from local areas on their spend from the discharge fund and this will be included in the evaluation of the impact £500 million discharge fund.

A further £200 million was made available in January 2023 to integrated care boards (ICBs) to buy extra bed-based step-down care. Between 24 January and 31 March, sitrep data indicates ICBs used this funding to purchase over 7,000 step-down beds and over 19,000 packages of care.

The £50 million in capital funding made available in January 2023 was provided to expand hospital discharge lounges and ambulance hubs and not to purchase additional step-down beds.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the of the £750 million pledged to speed up hospital discharges in winter 2022-23 was spent before 31 March 2023; and where the unspent funds have been reallocated to.

The £500 million discharge fund was made available in two tranches with the first in December 2022 and the second at the end of January 2023. All areas have submitted a final report. We are reviewing the data and analysis of spending will be included in the evaluation. Local areas spending plans have been published at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-social-care-discharge-fund-spending-plans

The evaluation will also consider the use of the £200 million funding through NHS England for step-down beds. The full £50 million capital funding announced in January 2023 has been allocated to National Health Service organisations, who will report on the spend in their annual accounts, after the year end audits are completed.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hours of respite the funding allocated to unpaid carers in the Next Steps to put People at the Heart of Care report will provide.

No assessment has been made. In 2023/24, £327 million of Better Care Fund funding has been earmarked to provide short breaks and respite services for carers, as well as additional advice and support.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason statistics on discharge delays are not broken down on a daily and weekly basis for the 2023-24 financial year.

NHS England have committed in the urgent and emergency care recovery plan to explore a new metric on delayed discharge, and this will be communicated in due course. There are no plans to change the way statistics on discharge delays are published in the 2023/24 financial year.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to speed up delayed discharges in the 2023-24 financial year; and where those funds have been derived from.

The Department is distributing £600 million in 2023/24 through the Better Care Fund (BCF) to reduce discharge delays, freeing up National Health Service beds for those that need them. This is being split between local authorities and integrated care boards (ICBs) with each receiving £300 million. This is new money announced in the 2022 Autumn Statement as part of a £2.8 billion funding package for social care and discharge.

Local areas can also decide to spend a proportion of other BCF funding on discharge, if this aligns to local priorities and is in line with national conditions set out in the 2023 to 2025 BCF policy framework. The BCF and NHS minimum contribution for 2023/24 is approximately £6.9 billion.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were readmitted to an inpatient setting from a step down bed procured through the £750 million allocated by his Department for freeing up hospital beds in winter 2022-23.

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the key performance indicators were of the Made with Care recruitment campaign in each of the two years that the campaign has run.

Due to the fragmented nature of the adult social care sector, with almost 18,000 employers, and no centralised operational recruitment data tracking, it is not possible to assess the number of new adult social care workers recruited through campaign activity. However, to mitigate this, the campaign’s measurable impacts are gathered in post-wave tracking research and website data.

This found that the 2021/22 phase of the campaign met all its key performance indicators, including, increased awareness of the availability of local roles, awareness that specific qualifications are not needed for entry-level roles, increased intention to apply, which is measured by the number of people who claim that ‘an adult social care role could be right for me’ and 177.5k new users visited the campaign website and 61.9% (110.1k) of these went on to search for a job in adult social care in their local area.

The 2022/23 post campaign tracking analysis has not yet concluded, but early performance indicators show an improvement year-on-year including significant increases in the number of new users to the website (273.3k) and job searches (151.5k).

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the measurable impacts were of the Made with Care recruitment campaign in each of the two years that that campaign has run.

Due to the fragmented nature of the adult social care sector, with almost 18,000 employers, and no centralised operational recruitment data tracking, it is not possible to assess the number of new adult social care workers recruited through campaign activity. However, to mitigate this, the campaign’s measurable impacts are gathered in post-wave tracking research and website data.

This found that the 2021/22 phase of the campaign met all its key performance indicators, including, increased awareness of the availability of local roles, awareness that specific qualifications are not needed for entry-level roles, increased intention to apply, which is measured by the number of people who claim that ‘an adult social care role could be right for me’ and 177.5k new users visited the campaign website and 61.9% (110.1k) of these went on to search for a job in adult social care in their local area.

The 2022/23 post campaign tracking analysis has not yet concluded, but early performance indicators show an improvement year-on-year including significant increases in the number of new users to the website (273.3k) and job searches (151.5k).

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care workers were recruited through the Made with Care recruitment campaign in each of the two years that that campaign has run.

Due to the fragmented nature of the adult social care sector, with almost 18,000 employers, and no centralised operational recruitment data tracking, it is not possible to assess the number of new adult social care workers recruited through campaign activity. However, to mitigate this, the campaign’s measurable impacts are gathered in post-wave tracking research and website data.

This found that the 2021/22 phase of the campaign met all its key performance indicators, including, increased awareness of the availability of local roles, awareness that specific qualifications are not needed for entry-level roles, increased intention to apply, which is measured by the number of people who claim that ‘an adult social care role could be right for me’ and 177.5k new users visited the campaign website and 61.9% (110.1k) of these went on to search for a job in adult social care in their local area.

The 2022/23 post campaign tracking analysis has not yet concluded, but early performance indicators show an improvement year-on-year including significant increases in the number of new users to the website (273.3k) and job searches (151.5k).

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people visited the Made with Care campaign website and used it to search for jobs in their area in each of the two years that the campaign has run.

In the financial years of 2021/22, £6.45 million and in 2022/23, £3.8 million was spent on the Made with Care recruitment campaign. Data shows that during the 2021/22 phase of the campaign 177.5k new users visited the campaign website and 61.9% (110.1k) of these went on to search for a job in adult social care in their local area. In 2022/23 phase, this increased significantly with 273.3k new users visiting the campaign website. 55.3% (151.5k) of these then went on to search for a job in their local area.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people visited the Made with Care campaign website in each of the two years that the campaign has run.

In the financial years of 2021/22, £6.45 million and in 2022/23, £3.8 million was spent on the Made with Care recruitment campaign. Data shows that during the 2021/22 phase of the campaign 177.5k new users visited the campaign website and 61.9% (110.1k) of these went on to search for a job in adult social care in their local area. In 2022/23 phase, this increased significantly with 273.3k new users visiting the campaign website. 55.3% (151.5k) of these then went on to search for a job in their local area.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total amount spent has been on the Made with Care recruitment campaign in each of the two years that that campaign has run.

In the financial years of 2021/22, £6.45 million and in 2022/23, £3.8 million was spent on the Made with Care recruitment campaign. Data shows that during the 2021/22 phase of the campaign 177.5k new users visited the campaign website and 61.9% (110.1k) of these went on to search for a job in adult social care in their local area. In 2022/23 phase, this increased significantly with 273.3k new users visiting the campaign website. 55.3% (151.5k) of these then went on to search for a job in their local area.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the cost to the public purse of direct payments for personal budgets for social care in each of the last 13 years.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in receipt of personal budgets have received this support as a direct payment in each of the last 13 years.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in receipt of personal budgets receive the support as a combination of direct payments, payments to organisations or funding managed by the local authority.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people currently in receipt of personal budgets receive this support as a direct payment.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people currently in receipt of personal budgets ask their local authority to pay the money to another organisation.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people currently in receipt of personal budgets have their local authority manage their budget for them.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the cost to the public purse of personal budgets for social care in each of the last 13 years.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received a personal budget for their social care in each of the last 13 years.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
16th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people receive a personal budget for their social care.

The care and support statutory guidance sets out that every adult whose social care and support needs are met by their local authority must receive a personal budget as part of their care and support plan, or support plan.

NHS Digital’s Short and Long Term (SALT) Data Returns and Adult Social Care Finance Returns (ASC-FR) contain data on personal budgets and direct payments, but not the specific data points required to directly answer these questions. A complete list of SALT and ASC-FR publications is available at the following link:

www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-social-care-activity-and-finance-report

Table 34 of the Data Tables resource for the 2021/22 release includes some data regarding the number of people in receipt of personal budgets.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press notice entitled Up to £250 million to speed up hospital discharge, published by his Department on 9 January 2023, how this money has been spent.

The £200 million discharge funding is specifically to fund short-term National Health Service step-down care packages. Integrated care boards (ICBs), working closely with local authorities, are using this to purchase places in care homes and other settings, such as hospices, as well as to help fund wrap-around primary and community health services to support patients’ recovery. The fund is held centrally by NHS England and allocated to ICBs on a Fair Shares basis. ICB allocations were published on 13 January and are available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/PRN00124-ii-Hospital-discharge-fund-guidance.pdf

The £50 million in capital funding has been awarded to NHS trusts to provide expanded spaces that can handle larger volumes of patients, such as hospital discharge lounges and ambulance hubs. We will publish data on this after the pre-election period. We will make the hon. Member aware when this data is published.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £250 million initiative to speed up hospital discharges announced on 9 January 2023 has been spent.

The £200 million discharge funding is specifically to fund short-term National Health Service step-down care packages. Integrated care boards (ICBs), working closely with local authorities, are using this to purchase places in care homes and other settings, such as hospices, as well as to help fund wrap-around primary and community health services to support patients’ recovery. The fund is held centrally by NHS England and allocated to ICBs on a Fair Shares basis. ICB allocations were published on 13 January and are available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/PRN00124-ii-Hospital-discharge-fund-guidance.pdf

The £50 million in capital funding has been awarded to NHS trusts to provide expanded spaces that can handle larger volumes of patients, such as hospital discharge lounges and ambulance hubs. We will publish data on this after the pre-election period. We will make the hon. Member aware when this data is published.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press notice entitled Up to £250 million to speed up hospital discharge, published by his Department on 9 January 2023, whether there is a deadline by which that funding needs to be spent.

The £50 million capital funding and the £200 million funding for short-term National Health Service step down care packages is required to be incurred by 31 March 2023.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time between a patient being identified as medically fit for discharge and being discharged was in each of the last 12 months.

The information requested is not held centrally.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) NHS trusts and (b) local authorities have received funding from the £250 million initiative to speed up hospital discharges announced on 9 January 2023; and how much each of those bodies received.

The £200 million discharge funding is specifically to fund short-term National Health Service step-down care packages. Integrated care boards (ICBs), working closely with local authorities, are using this to purchase places in care homes and other settings, such as hospices, as well as to help fund wrap-around primary and community health services to support patients’ recovery. The fund is held centrally by NHS England and allocated to ICBs on a Fair Shares basis. ICB allocations were published on 13 January and are available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/PRN00124-ii-Hospital-discharge-fund-guidance.pdf

The £50 million in capital funding has been awarded to NHS trusts to provide expanded spaces that can handle larger volumes of patients, such as hospital discharge lounges and ambulance hubs. We will publish data on this after the pre-election period. We will make the hon. Member aware when this data is published.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2023 to Question 135230 on Care Quality Commission: Finance, how much funding from the public purse was allocated to the Care Quality Commission in each year since 2010.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is funded primarily by fees collected from the health and adult social care providers it registers and regulates.

The following table shows the funding the Department allocated to CQC in each year since 2013. The Department is required to keep detailed financial records for six years and therefore information prior to 2013 is not held centrally.

Financial year

CQC funding (in millions)

2013/2014

£87.30

2014/2015

£126.00

2015/2016

£135.00

2016/2017

£81.70

2017/2018

£43.10

2018/2019

£39.50

2019/2020

£36.40

2020/2021

£31.70

2021/2022

£32.20

14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were waiting to be discharged from hospital for four weeks or more despite being identified as medically fit for discharge on 13 March 2023.

The information requested is not held centrally.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
14th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were waiting to be discharged from hospital for three weeks or more despite being identified as medically fit for discharge on 13 March 2023.

The information requested is not held centrally.

Helen Whately
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport