Sally Warren: ‘Covid has brutally exposed the fragilities of the care sector’

The policy director of the King’s Fund thinktank on why the government’s social care winter plan won’t save it from a second wave

As the government’s keenly awaited winter plan to protect social care in England dribbled out earlier this month, Sally Warren tweeted: “I can’t help but feel this is a missed opportunity to help the sector, those who work in it and those relying on it.”

As the policy director at the King’s Fund, she felt she was working with scraps in putting together the kind of authoritative commentary expected of the health policy thinktank.

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