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Is the social care market in England competitive?

29 January 2019

The Economic Affairs Committee hears from Care England, the Competition and Markets Authority and the UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) on social care funding in England.


Tuesday 29 January in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
At 3.35pm. 

  • Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director, United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA)
  • Douglas Cooper, Project Director, Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, Care England

Likely questions

  • What will happen if nothing is done to increase social care funding?
  • Should social care be free at the point of use? 
  • Would it be better for social care funding to sit at the national level, with responsibility for delivery remaining at a local level?
  • Is it fair for self-funders to be paying higher fees than local authority funded residents?
  • How successful have the attempts been to create a market in social care provision, and how suitable is the sector to marketisation? 
  • Would you like to see greater integration between the NHS and social care and if so, how? 
  • In what ways could greater use of technology assist care workers and help people remain in their own home for longer?

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