Appointment of new minister reflects (hopefully) government’s higher priority for adult social care.
From Community Care Jan 23rd 2018
Caroline Dinenage will be the minister of state overseeing adult social care, the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed.
The decision to give the remit to Dinenage marks an elevation in the importance of adult social care within the government following it being handed to a junior minister for the first time in eight years in the 2016 reshuffle.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Social Care said the decision to give the responsibility for adult social care to a minister of state rather than a parliamentary under secretary of state reflected the expanded portfolio of the department following Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest reshuffle of her ministerial team earlier this month.
Rescare welcomes the minister to her new position, and also the fact that adult social care is now the remit of a minister of state.