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Interview: Professor Martin Green - ‘They think about the NHS, and social care is an afterthought’

The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex talks to Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England, about social care funding and reform, and the ongoing fallout from the pandemic

The Care Home Environment spoke with Professor Martin Green in August, with the Conservative leadership contest in full swing, with the future of the much-mooted Health and Social Care Levy in doubt, and as numerous voices from the social care sector continued to express their frustration at the government’s failure to implement and finance reform

TCHE: In light of what the candidates for the Tory leadership have said, are you even remotely optimistic about the future of social care funding and reform at this point?

MG: If Liz Truss wins and she takes away the levy, then there is going to be a big gap in the funding, and then the reform agenda will probably be pushed back because I don’t see where they will get the money from to do that. And if Sunak wins then I think it will be business as usual for the reform agenda, but the problem with the reform agenda is there is not enough money in it to do what the government wants to do.

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