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Social care funding in England inquiry

Consultation opens
13 September - 9 October 2018
Deadline to submit comments to Together for Short Lives
2 October 2018
Deadline to submit comments to Economic Affairs Committee
9 October 2018

The Economic Affairs Committee, chaired by the Rt. Hon. the 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. They are seeking 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.

The Committee is seeking evidence to address 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 want to hear from as diverse a range of views as possible—if you think someone you know would have an interest in contributing to the inquiry, please do pass this on to them.

You can read more about the consultation, and view the consultation documents, on the parliament website.

Please email your comments to

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