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Social care in England inquiry launched

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house of lords, economic affairs committee, social care, England, call for evidence, inquiryThe Committee would like to hear from as diverse a range of views as possible.

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, chaired by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, has launched an inquiry into the social care system in England and invites written contributions to its investigation.

The Committee will be focusing on the funding challenges faced by the social care system in England, and 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.

So 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?

The Committee would like to hear from as diverse a range of views as possible, so if you or someone you know would have an interest in contributing to the inquiry, please do pass this on to them.

House of Lords reports make recommendations to Her Majesty’s Government.

Social care is a devolved area for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As such this inquiry is focusing on social care in England.

However, the Committee is interested in the lessons that can be learnt from the other nations in in the United Kingdom.

When preparing your response, please bear in mind that short, concise submissions are preferred. Responses must not be longer than five sides of A4.

Please also bear in mind that they cannot accept anything that has not been prepared specifically in response to this call for evidence, or that has been published elsewhere.

Written evidence should be submitted online using the written submission form available here.

If you do not have access to a computer you may submit a paper copy to: Clerk to the Economic Affairs Committee, Committee Office, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW

You can follow the progress of the inquiry here or on Twitter @LordsEconCom

The deadline for submissions is 9 October 2018.

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