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‘We will be publishing a green paper later this year,’ Prime Minister tells MPs

Theresa May promised a social care green paper will be published before the end of the year when she was asked if she would give social care insurance ‘her fullest consideration’ to protect everyone from the ‘costs of care.’

The query was raised by Kevin Hollinrake, the Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton, and was referred to the health and local government select committee inquiry recommendation for a social insurance system which he said, ‘had been so successful in Germany.’

The Prime Minister told her MP during Prime Ministers Questions: “It is important that we get social care on a sustainable footing for the future and alleviate the short-term pressures which come on social care and health systems.

“We will be publishing a green paper later this year, setting out proposals for reform.

“It will look across the board at a number of proposals that have been put forward in this area and will certainly consider those that have been put forward by the committee.”

It’s been promised the green paper will map out how social care will work in the future to help people requiring care – this promise came only two days after she launched her loneliness strategy.

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