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Committee takes evidence from experts on social care funding

7 December 2018

The Economic Affairs Committee hears from Age UK, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Local Government Association  on social care funding in England.


Tuesday 11 December in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
At 3.35pm.

  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Jules Constantinou, President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

At 4.30pm

  • Iain Macbeath, Resources Co-Lead, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Director of Adult Care Services, Hertfordshire County Council
  • David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
  • Sarah Pickup OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association (LGA)

Likely questions

  • How has funding for adult social care fared in recent years compared to local government and other public services?
  • Are different funding solutions required for different generations?
  • Is the current social care system in England good value for money?  How could it be improved?
  • Is the current adult social care market sustainable?
  • How easy is the current social care funding system to understand?
  • How could people be better advised on the potential costs of social care and incentivised to save?
  • Why have successive governments been reluctant to address challenges in the delivery of social care?

Further Information

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