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Adult social care workforce and Local Government

EDM (Early Day Motion) 416: tabled on 09 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the pre-covid-19 outbreak changes to funding for adult social care council budgets since 2010; recognises local Government as the primary commissioners of adult social care services; notes with concern the absence of local Government as part of the Government’s announcements on social care reforms and delivery; further notes that the £5.4 billion assigned to adult social care out of the £36 billion to be raised over three years following the introduction of the Health and Social Care levy is not adequate to match the scale of the issues facing that sector; notes that the statement made by the Prime Minister of 7 September 2021 is a plan predominately to assist the NHS and not the broken adult social care sector; asserts the Government has not addressed the job retention and vacancy problem facing the adult social care sector by improving pay, terms and conditions as well training opportunities for the care workforce; recognises the inability of the market to provide the solutions to underoccupancy in care homes and the sharply increasing demand for home care services; and agrees with the calls of Age UK to provide a big injection of funding to councils' care budgets which includes a social care workforce strategy to meet rising demand and the needs of disabled and older people by widening the criteria for state support alongside a new deal for unpaid, informal carers.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2021
Weaver Vale
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2021
Knowsley
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2021
Jarrow
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 September 2021
Strangford
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Denton and Reddish
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Coventry South
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Rochdale
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Wansbeck
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Salford and Eccles
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 14 September 2021
Leicester East
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Leeds East
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
City of Durham
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Gateshead
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 September 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 September 2021
Sheffield Central
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 23 September 2021
Warrington North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2021
Glasgow South West
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Leeds Central
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Blackburn

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.