By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 23:02 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 23:02 BST, 1 September 2019
Boris Johnson has pledged an extra £1billion to help deal with England's social care crisis.
And the Prime Minister said there would be more money to come as part of a wholesale review of the care system.
The extra cash is part of a £3.5billion boost for town halls – the first real-terms rise in their budgets for a decade.
Boris Johnson has pledged an extra £1billion to help deal with England's social care crisis
Downing Street said Wednesday's announcement would be the 'biggest, most generous spending review since the height of Tony Blair's New Labour'.
'We are putting a billion pounds more into social care to address that issue and there'll be more – a huge amount of work is going into that now,' Mr Johnson told The Sunday Times.
The £1billion pledge for social care matches the amount demanded by the independent Health Foundation to stabilise the system and create a platform for necessary long-term changes.
The Prime Minister said the country 'cannot wait' for his domestic reforms, which is why he has prorogued Parliament to make way for a Queen's