MPs launch inquiry into social care funding

A Parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into social care funding in England. It seeks to assess the effectiveness of different funding models, the shortfalls in delivery and make recommendations on how future social care demands can be met in England.

Views can be submitted until Tuesday 9 October 2018. The Committee is seeking evidence to address and or all of the following questions:

  • What are the funding challenges for social care in England, and how can they be overcome?
  • Why have successive governments been reluctant to address challenges in the delivery of social care?
  • How can a sustainable funding model for social care supported by a  diverse and stable market be created?
  • How can the cost of the provision of social care be fairly distributed?
  • What lessons can be learnt from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, or from other countries, in how they approach social care?  

Submissions to the inquiry, which is being led by the Economic Affairs Committee, can be made online.

  • The NHS Confederation has launched an e-petition calling for the Government to commit to a long-term funding plan for social care. The petition can be signed online.
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