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MPs slam King’s speech for social care omissions

A Liberal Democrat MP has echoed frustrations about the lack of reference to adult social care in the recent King’s Speech

In a debate on building an NHS fit for the future. Helen Morgan (North Shropshire) described adult social care and carers in general as a frustrating omission. She said: “The support that carers provide is a lifeline to elderly and rural residents. The care sector faces the logistical challenges of delivering these vital services over a large rural area.”

Concluding her speech, she called on the work and pensions secretary to consider rurality when drawing up NHS and care workforce plans.

Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh also raised the need for “proper” wages in care.

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