Liz Kendall comments on the announcement of the social care winter plan
Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Social Care Minister, commenting on the announcement of the social care winter plan, said:
“Labour has repeatedly called for additional resources for social care and a new Chief Care Officer to provide the strong leadership that was clearly lacking at beginning of the pandemic. So we welcome the announcement that the infection control fund will continue, and the appointment of a Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care.
“But the real test of this plan is whether the Government delivers on weekly testing of all care staff – first promised in July but still not delivered, with serious concerns about delays in getting results back. Ensuring families can visit their loved ones is also critical, as without this care home residents can end up fading fast.”