Surrey Cabinet Member Sinead Mooney took part in the launch of a parliamentary group set up to influence adult social care policy and push for reform.
Mrs Mooney attended the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care in Westminster on Wednesday 3 July. The group’s future work programme will involve MPs and peers from both sides of the Houses of Commons and Lords working with councils and others with an interest in adult social care.
Mrs Mooney, Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Public Health, said: “We’re carrying out a major transformation programme across the council with a focus on supporting vulnerable people at the earliest possible stage to prevent problems escalating. In adult social care, we’re providing personalised care and support to help people live independently for longer, including through creating more places in extra care housing where support staff are on hand if needed.
“But we need help to overcome obstacles to investing in prevention work – and key to that is financial stability for local government. Urgent action is needed to put funding for adult social care on a sustainable footing and the system must also reflect local priorities and needs.”