Commenting on the Welsh Government’s £48m covid recovery fund for social care, Welsh Conservative and Shadow Social Services Minister, Gareth Davies MS said:
“This funding announcement is welcome but will sadly not alleviate the problems that have been allowed to mount in Wales’ social care system.
“Sadly, this is not a plan for social care and will not address the postcode lottery when it comes provision in Wales. There is no solution presented here and once divided by 22 councils, the funding is a drop in the ocean.
“Nevertheless, how this money is spent is important and the Welsh Government should ensure this pot is ringfenced with strict guidelines for councils so we can have confidence that it will be used in the intended areas.
“We’ve long been told by Labour ministers in Wales that their grand plan for social care would be ready once the British Government announced its own for England. However, we remain none-the-wiser as to when an actual programme will be presented by the Welsh Government.”