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Funding adult social care – Levelling-up Committee examines Government plans

25 November 2021

On Monday 29th November from 4pm, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee holds its the second evidence session of their inquiry into long-term funding of adult social care. 

Purpose of the session

The cross-party group of MPs will question witnesses over two panels. 

In the first panel, representatives from Rethink Mental Illness, Carers UK, and the Care and Support Alliance will be asked for their views on the Government’s plans for funding the sector and how individuals pay for their care. They will also be asked about support for unpaid carers, and for views on what should be included in the Government’s upcoming social care white paper.  

The second panel, including witnesses from Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, and Disability Rights UK, will also be asked for their views on the Government’s funding and charging reforms and the upcoming white paper, as well as about the integration of health and social care.  

In the opening evidence session for this inquiry, on Monday 25th October, the LUHC Committee heard from leading voices from the adult social care sector and from local government representatives. 

Witnesses

Monday 29 November 

From 4pm  

  • Brian Dow, Deputy CEO, Rethink Mental Illness
  • Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK
  • Jackie O’Sullivan, Director of Communication, Advocacy and Activism, Mencap, and co-Chair, Care and Support Alliance

From 5pm 

  • FaziletHadi, Head of Policy, Disability Rights UK 
  • Ruthe Isden, Head of Health and Care, Age UK
  • James White, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Alzheimer’s Society 

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