Parliamentary briefing: House of Lords debate on coronavirus and social care

Coronavirus is putting the NHS and social care under unprecedented strain at a time when demand for health and care services was already at an all time high. The NHS relies on the social care system to support the most vulnerable people in our society to stay well, and independent, at home particularly after discharge from hospital, so the role of social care has never been more important.

Our briefing, ahead of a House of Lords debate which will look at the Government's approach to the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision and delivery of social and domiciliary care for disabled and vulnerable people, and the need to ensure the sustainability of social care services, sets out the national funding strategy, approach to testing and supply of personal protection equipment in care homes. 

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