Minister of State (Minister for Social Care)

Helen Whately MP


Helen Whately was appointed Minister of State in the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) on 26 October 2022.

She was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury between 16 September 2021 to 8 July 2022.

She was previously Minister of State (Minister for Care) at the Department of Health and Social Care from 13 February 2020 to 16 September 2021 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 10 September 2019 to 13 February 2020.

Minister of State (Minister for Social Care)

The Minister of State for Social Care is responsible for:

  • adult social care:
    • social care workforce
    • social care system assurance and data
    • social care tech and innovation
    • social care funding
    • social care markets
    • social care winter planning
    • adult safeguarding and liberty protection safeguards
  • urgent and emergency care, including ambulances
  • hospital discharge
  • integration
  • continuing healthcare
  • community health services
    • virtual wards
    • intermediate care
    • audiology
    • social prescribing
  • dementia
  • end of life and palliative care
  • COVID-19 vaccine licensing
  • work and health

More about this role

Department of Health and Social Care