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Liz calls for extra support for social care to manage COVID pressures

[12/01/2021 | No comment]

In the last month, infection rates in care homes have tripled. Care homes are also reporting staff absences of up to 40%, and the most recent weekly care home deaths are the highest they’ve been since May.

I asked the Secretary of State what extra support he is giving to the social care sector to manage these pressures.

I also asked whether he would publish the daily vaccination rate for care home staff and residents. The vaccine is a light at the end of the tunnel, but we need to know if the Government is on track to meet its target of vaccinating these groups by the end of January.

Read my question online.

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