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EDM (Early Day Motion) 427: tabled on 13 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes £7.7 billion has been cut from social care budgets since 2010; further notes that this has resulted in 1.4 million older people not having the care they need for essential daily tasks and that 300,000 people are now on local authority waiting lists for adult social care services; notes the existing model of care provision through private providers, with 84 per cent of social care beds in the private sector, exacerbates the funding crisis through profit-making and dividend payments; regrets that the 170,000 unfilled vacancies in the social care sector are caused by chronic underpayment and poor working conditions, with up to three in four care workers not earning a real Living Wage; notes reports, including by the Centre for Health and the Public Interest, that around 10 per cent of the care home industry’s £1.5 billion income is taken out in the form of rent, profit, directors’ fees and debt repayments; further regrets that the Health and Social Care Levy will raise funds from those on low incomes whilst leaving wealth assets unaffected; notes that the £86,000 cap on social care costs will be of no benefit to the vast majority of ordinary people who do not have assets above this value, and is concerned it will not deliver sufficient funding to solve the social care crisis; and urges the Government to develop plans for a National Care Service funded fairly through progressive taxation, universally available to all, free at the point of use.

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.

Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Wansbeck
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Coventry South
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2021
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 14 September 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Salford and Eccles
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Jarrow
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Denton and Reddish
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Streatham
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
South Shields
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Easington
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Stockport
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 14 September 2021
Leicester East
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Cynon Valley
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
City of Durham
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Gateshead
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 September 2021
Bath
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 September 2021
Belfast South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 September 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Norwich South
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Liverpool, Walton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.