Parliamentary inquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care now launched

On 25 January 2018, Parliament's Health and Communities and Local Government Committees launched the much anticipated enquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care in England.

The Local Government Association published a report into adult social care in England in October 2017, stressing the challenges that face social care provision and the need to meet a growing funding gap by 2019-20.

In November 2017, the government announced the publication of a green paper on adult social care, which is expected to address long-term funding issues and is due in Summer 2018.

In advance of the publication of the green paper, the Health and Communities and Local Government Committees have launched a short inquiry to identify funding reforms that will command broad consensus and allow for swift progress to be made. Submissions are invited on:

How to sustainably fund adult social care beyond 2020, accounting for the interdependence of the health and social care systems.
The mechanism for reaching political and public consensus on a solution.
Written submissions are accepted through an online form click here, and the deadline for responses is 7 March 2018.

You can submit a suggestion as an individual as well as an organisation