1 Dec 2021

Social care white paper widely criticised

Health and Social Care Editor

There were high hopes that the long-awaited social care white paper would deliver ambitious plans for how billions of pounds would be spent over the next decade.

But today’s publication has been widely criticised for not going far enough.

Even the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt said it took “three steps forward, two steps back”.

The shadow care minister said it fell “woefully short of the mark”.