Source - SMW
Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to bring health and social care together in one department has been welcomed by former pensions minister Ros Altmann.

She said: 'This is long overdue. 

'The Government cannot stabilise the NHS without sorting out social care and the longer we leave this festering wound, the worse the situation becomes for both social care and the health service - and the more people will suffer.'

She said it was a golden opportunity to address the social care crisis which must not be missed.