The House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee today publishes its call for evidence, and invites the public to share their views, as part of its new inquiry: ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care’.
The inquiry will consider how “entrenched” invisibility of adult social care impacts on the lives of people who draw on care and support and the lives of the people who enable them and care for them.
To explore what needs to change to create a fair, resilient and sustainable care system
The Committee will focus on three key issues:
- The invisibility of adult social care, and its consequences;
- Better support for carers; and
- Putting co-production at the heart of care.
The committee invites all those with an interest in adult social care, but particularly experts by experience – those who draw on care and support, and those who care for them to submit written evidence by 27 May 2022. The full call for evidence is available on the committee’s website.
Baroness Andrews, chair of the Adult Social Care Committee, said:
“Very few people understand what adult social care is, how it works and why it matters. This relative ‘invisibility’ means that it can be difficult to bring about positive change on the ground, not least because so much is so far from sight.
“In launching this inquiry, our main purpose is to understand and recognise how these barriers of invisibility can be dismantled and how both those who receive different types of support and care at different ages can meet their aspirations for a full life, as well as their families and friends who care for them.”