The Queen’s speech must not treat social care as the poor cousin of the NHS

Adult social care has become the poor cousin of the NHS. Those of us in the sector may not feel comfortable with this assessment, but few would disagree with it. While the NHS was the key issue in the general election campaigns, social care was pushed into the background. And while the health budget was ringfenced throughout the last parliament, social care funding fell by more than a third in some places.

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