Inquiry into long term funding of adult social care
The Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched an inquiry into the long-term funding and provision of adult social care, following widespread concerns over sustainability. The results will feed into a forthcoming green paper on adult social care.
The scope of the inquiry is twofold:
- How to fund social care sustainably in the longer-term (beyond 2020), bearing in mind the interdependence of the health and social care systems; and
- The mechanism for reaching political and public consensus on a solution.
Implications for practice
Practitioners are encouraged to respond in writing to the consultation. Submissions should be received by the 7 March 2018.