Monday 25 January 2021 / 11:45 AM Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall responds to statistics showing social care had one of the highest death rates from coronavirus

Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Social Care Minister, commenting on statistics which show that social care had one of the highest rates of death from coronavirus, said:

“The pandemic has taken an horrific toll on key workers at the frontline, and this is especially true for social care staff who have had a higher chance of dying from Covid-19.

“We are in a race against time to vaccinate those at the greatest risk. The Government must leave no stone unturned to deliver on its promise to vaccinate elderly care home social staff this week, and the entire care workforce by mid-February.

“As we emerge from this pandemic, ministers must also put in place a workforce strategy and the longer term reforms we need to guarantee all staff the pay and conditions they deserve.”