Carers

(asked on 25th May 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming Health and Social Care Bill will make provision relating to unpaid carers.


Answered by
Lord Bethell Portrait
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 10th June 2021

We recognise the vital role all unpaid carers play, especially during this difficult period and are committed to supporting carers to provide care as they would wish, and to do so in a way that supports their own health and wellbeing and other life chances.

The Health and Social Care Bill provides an opportunity to create a health and care system that is more accountable and responsive to the people that use it. We are committed to ensuring that the voices of unpaid carers and those who access care and support are properly embedded in the design and development of Integrated Care Systems.

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