Baroness Smith rose to her last week to ask a question regarding the WRVS.
Baroness Smith asked: “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take in response to the finding in the recent Frontier Economics report that investment in the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service services in preventative care for older people provides significant savings for the National Health Service and local authorities.
Earl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative) replied.
He said: “Investment, by the National Health Service and local authorities, in integrated preventative services can lead to better outcomes for individuals including helping people to live independently for longer, and can realise efficiencies for both the NHS and local authorities. That is why we have invested £150 million in the NHS this year to support re-ablement, which will help people recover their independence after a spell in hospital.”