Commenting on the news that Paul Burstow MP is to be replaced as Care Services Minister by Norman Lamb MP, Moira Fraser, Director of Policy at Carers Trust, said: 

“Paul Burstow has made a significant contribution to the social care issues during his time as Care Services Minister, and Carers Trust would like to thank him for his commitment to carers over the last two years.

“The recent White Paper and draft Care and Support Bill featured many positive elements that should improve carers’ rights and access to services. We look forward to working with Norman Lamb MP to ensure that carers issues continue to remain a high priority, and that the current uncertainty around future funding of carer support is resolved.”