Wednesday 21 October 2020 / 12:01 AM Liz Kendall / Social Care

Liz Kendall responds to Skills for Care social care workforce report

Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Social Care, responding to Skills for Care’s latest report on the adult social care workforce, said:

“Care staff have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our loved ones are properly looked after during this pandemic. But even before the virus stuck, social care services were stretched to breaking point with high turnover and vacancy rates and staff that are all too often undervalued and underpaid.

“Unless Ministers take urgent action, these problems will only get worse. We need a long term plan for the care workforce as part of wider reforms to fix the crisis in social care – something the prime minister has promised time and time again, but so far completely failed to deliver.”